WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
red•shank  (redshangk′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Birdsan Old World sandpiper, Tringa totanus, having red legs and feet.
  • red1 + shank 1515–25

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

redshank /ˈrɛdˌʃæŋk/ n
  1. either of two large common European sandpipers, Tringa totanus or T. erythropus (spotted redshank), having red legs


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