What does the word woodcock mean?

Usage examples for woodcock

  1. In 1710 it was still possible to shoot woodcock in Regent Street. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. " Now, look here, William Van Beuren; your guests did shoot woodcock on Mrs. Ascott's land-" " They're migratory birds, confound it!" – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Why is a dun like a woodcock? – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole