1. 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. A simpleton.
3. Getting a splinter in your dick.
4. Mutha fuggin' deadly soft hackle.
[Ed. note: white specks are borax used to treat wings ]
I've got a gallon bag full of American Woodcock wings, courtesy of an associate of mine. Roughfish beware. I've got a bunch of soft hackles to tie up, just in time for the shorthead redhorse and white sucker spawning run.
You've been warned.