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Definition of 'greyback'


  1. `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
       Synonyms: Rebel Reb Johnny Reb Johnny
  2. a dowitcher with a grey back
       Synonyms: grayback Limnodromus griseus
  3. a sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
       Synonyms: knot grayback Calidris canutus

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