rubber duck

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Several modern rubber ducks.

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rubber duck (plural rubber ducks)

  1. A toy, made from rubber or rubber-like plastic, shaped like a duck; usually a floating bathtub toy.
  2. (nautical, slang) An inflatable boat.
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rubber duck (third-person singular simple present rubber ducks, present participle rubber ducking, simple past and past participle rubber ducked)

  1. (transitive, programming) To act as a sounding board for a programmer that is debugging their code, facilitating rubber duck debugging.