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Noun: greyback  'grey,bak
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: grayback)
  1. 'Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; 'greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
    - Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, grayback [US]
     
  2. A dowitcher with a grey back
    - grayback [US], Limnodromus griseus
     
  3. A sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
    - knot, grayback [US], Calidris canutus

Derived forms: greybacks

Type of: Confederate soldier, dowitcher, sandpiper

Part of: Calidris, genus Calidris

Encyclopedia: Greyback