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duck1 US English

A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait

duck2 US English

Lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or so as not to be seen

duck3 US English

Dear; darling (used as an informal or affectionate form of address, especially among cockneys)

duck4 US English

A strong linen or cotton fabric, used chiefly for casual or work clothes and sails

duck5 US English

A batsman’s score of zero

cold duck US English

A type of sparkling wine made from red wine and champagne

dead duck US English

A person or thing that is useless, unsuccessful, defunct, etc.

duck-dive US English

Dive head first under the water while swimming

duck hawk US English

The peregrine falcon

duck soup US English

An easy task, or someone easy to overcome

lame duck US English

An official (especially the president) in the final period of office, after the election of a successor

sea duck US English

Any of a number of ducks that frequent the sea, especially the eiders, scoters, and long-tailed duck

tree duck US English

another term for whistling duck.

wood duck US English

A tree-nesting North American duck, the male of which has brightly colored plumage

musk duck US English

An Australian stiff-tailed duck with dark gray plumage and a musky smell, the male having a large black lobe of skin hanging below the bill

Bombay duck US English

The bummalo (fish), especially when dried and eaten as an accompaniment with curry

black duck US English

A duck with black plumage, especially the American black duck (Anas rubripes) of northeastern North America

canvas duck US English

A lightweight cotton or linen fabric

diving duck US English

A duck of a type that dives under water for food, such as the pochard, scaup, tufted duck, and goldeneye

duck mussel US English

A freshwater bivalve mollusk that is smaller and darker than the related swan mussel, found in rivers with sandy or gravelly bottoms

duck-shove US English

Avoid or evade (a responsibility or issue)

Rouen duck US English

A bird of a breed of large duck resembling the wild mallard in coloring

rubber duck US English

An inflatable flat-bottomed rubber dinghy, typically motorized

ruddy duck US English

A New World stiff-tailed duck with a broad bill, the male having mainly deep red-brown plumage and white cheeks

tufted duck US English

A Eurasian freshwater diving duck with a drooping crest, the male having mainly black and white plumage

Peking duck US English

A Chinese dish consisting of strips of roast duck served with shredded vegetables and a sweet sauce

Carolina duck US English

another term for wood duck.

dabbling duck US English

A freshwater duck that typically feeds in shallow water by dabbling and upending, such as the mallard, teal, shoveler, and pintail

duck-egg blue US English

A soft, turquoise-blue shade

duck's ass US English

another term for ducktail.

sitting duck US English

A person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger

steamer duck US English

A sturdily built grayish duck that churns the water with its wings when fleeing danger, typically flightless and native to southern South America

Muscovy duck US English

A large tropical American tree-nesting duck, having glossy greenish-black plumage in the wild but bred in a variety of colors as a domestic bird

mandarin duck US English

A small tree-nesting eastern Asian duck, the male of which has showy plumage with an orange ruff and orange saillike feathers on each side of the body

whistling duck US English

A long-legged duck with an upright stance and a whistling call, often perching on branches

ferruginous duck US English

A Eurasian diving duck related to the pochard, the male of which has mainly dark red-brown breeding plumage

duck out in duck2 US English

Depart quickly

duck-billed dinosaur US English

another term for hadrosaur.

long-tailed duck US English

A marine diving duck that breeds in Arctic Eurasia and North America, the male having very long tail feathers and mainly white plumage in winter

water off a duck's back in duck1 US English

A potentially hurtful or harmful remark or incident that has no apparent effect on the person mentioned

water off a duck's back US English

A potentially hurtful or harmful remark or incident that has no apparent effect on the person mentioned

duckbill US English

An animal with jaws resembling a duck’s bill, e.g., a platypus or a duck-billed dinosaur

duckpin US English

A short, squat bowling pin

duckwalk US English

Walk with the body in a squatting posture

eider US English

A northern sea duck, of which the male has mainly black and white plumage with a colored head, and the brown female has soft down feathers that are used to line the nest

take to something like a duck to water in duck1 US English

Take to something very readily

Aylesbury US English

A domestic duck of a breed with white plumage

Aylesbury duck in Aylesbury2 US English

A domestic duck of a breed with white plumage

ducktail US English

A man’s hairstyle, associated especially with the 1950s, in which the hair is slicked back on both sides and tapered at the nape


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