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shoveler

[shuhv-uh-ler, shuhv-ler] /ˈʃʌv ə lər, ˈʃʌv lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that shovels.
2.
Ornithology.
  1. a freshwater duck of the Northern Hemisphere, Anas clypeata, having a broad, flat bill.
  2. any of several related, similar ducks.
Also, especially British, shoveller.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see shovel, -er1
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Examples from the web for shoveler
  • Except, of course, when the blanket covers the sidewalk and you're the designated shoveler.
  • The northern shoveler and gadwall are dependent on crustaceans that swim in the water and forage on algae and fine organic matter.
British Dictionary definitions for shoveler

shoveler

/ˈʃʌvələ/
noun
1.
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
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