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redshank (plural redshanks)
- Either of two species of Old World wading bird in the genus Tringa that have long red legs.
- (obsolete, derogatory) A bare-legged person; one of the Scottish Highlanders, who wore kilts.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
Old World wading bird