1. [ noun ] (informal) `johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms
Synonyms: Rebel Reb Johnny Johnny_Reb
Related terms: Confederate_soldier colloquialism
2. [ noun ] (zoology) a dowitcher with a gray back
Synonyms: Limnodromus_griseus
Related terms: dowitcher
3. [ noun ] (zoology) sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the S hemisphere
Synonyms: Calidris_canutus knot
Related terms: sandpiper Calidris
Similar spelling:   gripsack