nounDate: 1673 1. one that wades 2.shorebird; alsowading bird3.plural high waterproof boots or a one-piece waterproof garment usually consisting of pants with attached boots that are used for wading (as when fishing)
n. 1 a a person who wades. b a wading bird, esp. any of various birds of the order Charadriiformes. 2 (in pl.) high waterproof boots, or a waterproof garment for the legs and body, worn in fishing etc.
Wader Wad"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, wades. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any long-legged bird that wades in the water in search of food, especially any species of limicoline or grallatorial birds; -- called also wading bird. See Illust. g, under Aves.
(waders) 1. A wader is a bird with long legs and a long neck, which lives near water and feeds on fish. There are several different kinds of waders. N-COUNT 2. Waders are long rubber boots which cover all of the legs and are worn by fishermen when they are standing in water. N-COUNT: usu pl