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Definition of "plover" [plov•er]

  • Any of various widely distributed wading birds of the family Charadriidae, having rounded bodies, short tails, and short bills. (noun)
  • Any of various similar or related birds. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plover" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes we shot so-called plover along on the shore, sometimes wild chicken in the bush."
  • "Interpreters and volunteers - called plover guardians - ensure safe viewing of these rare birds."
  • "Stating that tourists are surprised to see these birds in Antalya, Erdoğan said birds such as the spur-winged plover, which is seen less and less in Europe, have laid over 50 eggs in the region."