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wader

1. any of various long-legged birds, esp those of the order Ciconiiformes (herons, storks, etc.), that live near water and feed on fish, etc.
2. a Brit name for shore bird
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wader

[′wād·ər]
(vertebrate zoology)
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Any duck hunter can attest that leaky waders have and will continue to ruin hunts as long as there is water to stand in.
We've had a pair of Dry-Plus waders for six years, and they still won't leak no matter how many times we catch them on hog-wire panels or sunken stumps.
Waders rarely stay still for long; during daylight hours they spend most of their time at the water's edge, shovelling and sifting through the sand and silt for estuarine delights such as clams and small crabs.
As I waded in, I felt the near freezing water fill my waders. In addition, it started to snow.
Waders not only allow me to fish areas I couldn't reach from shore, but make me feel more connected to nature.
The American waders have filtered throughout the UK and are turning up at several sites so hopefully something will appear in North Wales soon.
"In fast-flowing rivers, if you lose your footing and fall over the waders can fill up with water and drag you to the bottom.
John Yun, who was selling boots and waders at the Discount Boots booth, said neoprene waders were particularly popular for both fresh and saltwater fishing.
"You're gonna need those new waders if it keeps blooming raining like this, mate!" His reply: "Never mind the waders, I'll need a flipping boat!", and my last retort, "You said you wanted to go boat fishing...
The RSPB, who co-manage the site with United Utilities, believe that the rise in the bird and other breeding waders could be due to a programme of habitat restoration at the site.
Children and adults alike are encouraged to stop by, don robber waders, and collect specimens from the French Broad River.
Following in the example of 1987's Shorebirds in Australia, produced by the Australasian Waders Study Group, the editors of this work (of the Queensland Wader Study Group, Australia) present recent research on the biology and conservation of the shorebirds of Australia.