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Noun: greyback  'grey,bak
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: grayback)
  1. Nickname for a Confederate soldier, used by Federal soldiers in the American Civil War
    - Rebel, Reb [US, informal], 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