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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 or wild duck. The duck family also includes geese and swans, from which ducks are distinguished by their generally smaller size and shorter necks
- a female duck. Contrasted with drake1.
- 3another term for DUKW.
Old English duce, from the Germanic base of duck2 (expressing the notion of 'diving bird')