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Definition of duck
noun (plural same or ducks)
- 1a waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait.
- Family Anatidae (the duck family); domesticated ducks are mainly descended from the mallard. The duck family also includes geese and swans, from which ducks are distinguished by their generally smaller size and shorter necks
- 3another term for DUKW.
Old English duce, from the Germanic base of duck2 (expressing the notion of 'diving bird')