A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait
Lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or missile or so as not to be seen
Dear; darling (used as an informal or affectionate form of address, especially among cockneys)
A strong linen or cotton fabric, used chiefly for work clothes and sails
A batsman’s score of nought
the ball passed over the batsman as he ducked
A rare duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos, of swiftly flowing mountain streams in New Zealand, which has blue-grey plumage.
A strong adhesive tape made of waterproofed cotton fabric (a trademark in the United States).
Any of several ducks of a greyish colour; especially the gadwall, Anas strepera, or (in New Zealand) the Pacific black duck, A. superciliosa.
A dish of pork, lamb, etc., prepared so as to resemble duck.
= mud hen; especially the American coot, Fulica americana.
= Labrador duck.
The mallard, Anas platyrhynchos.
Any of several ducks which gather in large flocks on water; especially a scaup or other member of the genus Aythya.
North American the harlequin duck, Histrionicus histrionicus.
Any scoter (sea duck) of the genus Melanitta; especially the surf scoter, M. perspicillata.
A type of sparkling wine made from red wine and champagne
A person or thing that is defunct or has no chance of success
Dive head first under the water while swimming
An exaggerated pouting expression in which the lips are thrust outwards, typically made by a person posing for a photograph
The peregrine falcon
An easy task, or someone easy to overcome
An ineffectual or unsuccessful person or thing
An Australian stiff-tailed duck with dark grey plumage and a musky smell, the male having a large black lobe of skin hanging below the bill
Any of a number of ducks that frequent the sea, especially the eiders, scoters, and long-tailed duck
Another term for whistling duck.
Another term for mallard.
A tree-nesting North American duck, the male of which has brightly coloured plumage
A duck with black plumage, especially the American black duck (Anas rubripes) of northeastern North America
An instance of a batsman being dismissed on the first delivery faced; a score of nought obtained (also, occasionally: a batsman dismissed) in this way.
(Originally) a domesticated duck (now rare); (in later use) specifically a pet duck.
An Australian perching duck, Chenonetta jubata, found especially in lightly wooded areas and characterized (in the male) by a dark brown head and ‘mane’ of feathers; also called wood duck.
A duck which feeds on mussels, especially a scaup.
The domestic duck (now rare).
= raven's duck.
A kind of canvas fabric.
A duck which frequents rivers; specifically a dabbling duck.
The ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, which has a short stiff tail used as a rudder when diving.
A strong linen duck.
The bummalo (fish), especially when dried and eaten as an accompaniment to curries
A lightweight cotton or linen fabric
A duck of a type which dives under water for food, such as the pochard, scaup, tufted duck, and goldeneye
A freshwater bivalve mollusc that is smaller and darker than the related swan mussel, found in rivers with sandy or gravelly beds
Avoid or evade (a responsibility or issue)
A Chinese dish consisting of strips of roast duck served with shredded vegetables and a sweet sauce
A bird of a breed of large duck resembling the wild mallard in colouring
An inflatable flat-bottomed rubber dinghy, typically motorized
A New World stiff-tailed duck with a broad bill, naturalized in Britain, the male having mainly deep red-brown plumage and white cheeks
A Eurasian freshwater diving duck with a drooping crest, the male having mainly black and white plumage