Meaning of DUCK in English

DUCK

n.

Pronunciation: ' d ə k

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural ducks

Usage: often attrib

Etymology: Middle English duk, doke, from Old English d ū ce

Date: before 12th century

1 or plural duck a : any of various swimming birds (family Anatidae, the duck family) in which the neck and legs are short, the feet typically webbed, the bill often broad and flat, and the sexes usually different from each other in plumage b : the flesh of any of these birds used as food

2 : a female duck ― compare DRAKE

3 chiefly British : DARLING ― often used in plural but singular in construction

4 : PERSON , CREATURE

duck 1a (male): 1 bean, 2 bill, 3 nostril, 4 head, 5 eye, 6 auricular region, 7 neck, 8 cape, 9 shoulder, 10, 11 wing coverts, 12 saddle, 13 secondaries, 14 primaries, 15 rump, 16 drake feathers, 17 tail, 18 tail coverts, 19 down, 20 shank, 21 web, 22 breast, 23 wing front, 24 wing bow

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