ducker

ducker

[duhk-er]
noun
a person or thing that ducks.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see duck2, -er1

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duck2 (dʌk)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by out)
1.  to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away, esp so as to escape observation or evade a blow
2.  to submerge or plunge suddenly and often briefly under water
3.  informal to dodge or escape (a person, duty, etc)
4.  (intr) bridge to play a low card when possessing a higher one rather than try to win a trick
 
n
5.  the act or an instance of ducking
 
[C14: related to Old High German tūhhan to dive, Middle Dutch dūken]
 
'ducker2
 
n

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