Definition of plover:
- Any grallatorial bird allied to, or resembling, the true plovers, as the crab plover ( Dromas ardeola); the American upland, plover ( Bartramia longicauda); and other species of sandpipers.
- Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds belonging to the family Charadridae, and especially those belonging to the subfamily Charadrinsae. They are prized as game birds.
- "The Untilled Field", George Moore.
There was the great black coffin on three chairs in one corner; and then the mourning cloaks that he had stuck up against the windows moved backward and forward like living things; and outside, the wild cry of the plover as he flew past, and the night- owl sitting in a nook of the old church.- "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.
- "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.