shoveler

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English[edit]

A Red Shoveler
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Etymology[edit]

shovel +‎ -er, in the duck's case from the shape of its bill.

Noun[edit]

shoveler (plural shovelers)

  1. One who, or that which, shovels.
    • 1910, Halbert Powers Gillette, Handbook of cost data for contractors and engineers
      The sand was loaded by 3 shovelers into wheelbarrows holding 3.6 cu. ft. each...
  2. Any of four species of dabbling duck, in the genus Anas, with distinctive spatulate bills.

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