shoveller

shoveler

[shuhv-uh-ler, shuhv-ler]
noun
1.
a person or thing that shovels.
2.
Ornithology.
a.
a freshwater duck of the Northern Hemisphere, Anas clypeata, having a broad, flat bill.
b.
any of several related, similar ducks.
Also, especially British, shoveller.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see shovel, -er1

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shovel (ˈʃʌvəl)
 
n
1.  an instrument for lifting or scooping loose material, such as earth, coal, etc, consisting of a curved blade or a scoop attached to a handle
2.  any machine or part resembling a shovel in action
3.  Also called: shovelful the amount that can be contained in a shovel
4.  short for shovel hat
 
vb , -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
5.  to lift (earth, etc) with a shovel
6.  (tr) to clear or dig (a path) with or as if with a shovel
7.  (tr) to gather, load, or unload in a hurried or careless way: he shovelled the food into his mouth and rushed away
 
[Old English scofl; related to Old High German scūfla shovel, Dutch schoffel hoe; see shove]
 
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shoveler (ˈʃʌvələ)
 
n
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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