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Noun: grayback  'grey,bak
Usage: US (elsewhere: greyback)
  1. A dowitcher with a grey back
    - greyback [Brit, Cdn], Limnodromus griseus
  2. A sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the Southern Hemisphere
    - knot, greyback [Brit, Cdn], Calidris canutus
  3. Nickname for a Confederate soldier, used by Federal soldiers in the American Civil War
    - Rebel, Reb [US, informal], Johnny Reb, Johnny, greyback [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: graybacks

Type of: Confederate soldier, dowitcher, sandpiper

Part of: Calidris, genus Calidris

Encyclopedia: Grayback