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helldiver

[hel-dahy-ver] /ˈhɛlˌdaɪ vər/
noun
1.
a grebe, especially the pied-billed grebe.
Origin of helldiver
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; hell + diver
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  • The helldiver, which had been closest to us when our signal had been picked up, was the first ship in.

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helldiver

/ˈhɛlˌdaɪvə/
noun
1.
(US, informal) a small greyish-brown North American grebe, Podilymbus podiceps, with a small bill Also called pied-billed grebe, dabchick
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