|1.||(Zool.) Any one of several species of long-billed limicoline birds belonging to the genera Scolopax and Philohela. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits, and are highly esteemed as game birds.|
|2.||Fig.: A simpleton.|
If I loved you not, I would laugh at you, and see you
Run your neck into the noose, and cry, "A woodcock!"
|Noun||1.||woodcock - game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe|