Shoveler definition and meaning

Shoveler definition: a duck , Anas (or Spatula ) clypeata, of ponds and marshes , having a spoon-shaped bill ,… | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

Definition of ’shoveler’

Word Frequency


shoveler


in American English


(


ˈʃʌvələr




;

ˈʃʌvlər



)


or


ˈshoveller


(


ˈʃʌvələr




;

ˈʃʌvlər



)


noun


1.

a person or thing that

shovels

2.

a

freshwater

duck (

Anas clypeata

) with a very long,

broad

,

flattened

bill, living in the

Northern


Hemisphere

mainly in marshes

:


also called


northern shoveler

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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Word Frequency


shoveler


in British English


(


ˈʃʌvələ



)


noun

a

duck

,

Anas

(or

Spatula

)

clypeata,

of

ponds

and

marshes

, having a spoon-shaped

bill

, a blue

patch

on each wing, and in the male a green head, white

breast

, and reddish-brown body

Collins English Dictionary

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Examples of ‘shoveler’ in a sentence

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However, shoveler, water rail and hawfinch will be added to the ‘rare breeding bird’
category in the next report.


Times, Sunday Times



(

2008

)

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shoveler

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