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Definition of Duck

Duck

  1. A pet; a darling.
  2. A linen (or sometimes cotton) fabric, finer and lighter than canvas, -- used for the lighter sails of vessels, the sacking of beds, and sometimes for men's clothing.
  3. The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.
  4. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.
  5. To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
  6. To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.
  7. To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.
  8. To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
  9. Any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae.
  10. A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.

Duck Quotations

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
Douglas William Jerrold

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
Douglas Adams

Have you seen a duck gliding smoothly on water? Does it ever look like it is paddling furiously underneath the surface? I don't have to show that I am working very hard.
Salman Khan

Daddy had a farm - cows, pigs, OK, a big garden, OK? We did live off the land, and then we would supplement all that with whatever we could kill or catch. Whether we'd kill squirrels, deer, duck, or caught catfish or brim, that was what went on the table.
Si Robertson

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
Michael Caine
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Duck Translations

duck in Afrikaans is eend
duck in Danish is and
duck in Dutch is eend
duck in Finnish is sorsa
duck in French is cane, canard
duck in German is Ente
duck in Norwegian is and, dukke
duck in Portuguese is pato
duck in Spanish is pato
duck in Swedish is and, ducka, anka
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