Definition of gadwall in English:

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gadwall

Pronunciation: /ˈɡadwôl/

noun (plural same or gadwalls)

A brownish-gray freshwater duck found across Eurasia and North America.
  • Anas strepera, family Anatidae.
Example sentences
  • Other migratory birds observed in the shallow waters were bar headed geese, open bill storks, northern pintails, gadwalls, curlews, black tailed godwits, spoonbills, green shanks, red shanks and so on.
  • Beyond teal, his hunters returned with mixed straps that included shovelers, gadwalls and mottled ducks.
  • During teal season, hunters must be careful not to shoot the occasional shoveler, pintail or gadwall flying alone, which provide no size reference, or rolling with a squadron of teal.

Origin

Mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: gad·wall

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