Red"shank` (r?d"sh?nk`), n.

1. Zool. (a)

A common Old World limicoline bird (Totanus calidris), having the legs and feet pale red. The spotted redshank (T. fuscus) is larger, and has orange-red legs. Called also redshanks, redleg, and clee.

(b)

The fieldfare.

2.

A bare-legged person; -- a contemptuous appellation formerly given to the Scotch Highlanders, in allusion to their bare legs.

Spenser.

 

© Webster 1913.

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