Definition of duck :
1. 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.
2. A pet; a darling.
3. A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
4. Any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae.
5. The light clothes worn by sailors in hot climates.
6. To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.
7. To drop the head or person suddenly; to bow.
8. To go under the surface of water and immediately reappear; to dive; to plunge the head in water or other liquid; to dip.
9. To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
10. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.
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avoid (part of speech: verb)
bird (part of speech: noun)
grackle, road runner, snipe, crested jay, stork, peregrine, yellowbird, penguin, bluebill, crane, barn owl, condor, turkey, loon, sandpiper, blackbird, peacock, emu, swallow, crow, jackdaw, eagle, bird, mockingbird, horned owl, oriole, tern, parrot, gull, swift, robin, parakeet, vulture, lovebird, ibis, partridge, wren, thrush, bittern, pheasant, myna, hawk, dove, hummingbird, lark, canary, sea gull, woodpecker, harrier, pelican, mourning dove, ostrich, tit, cormorant, egret, cuckoo, weaver, owl, grouse, cockatoo, jay, cardinal, dodo, chickadee, goose, sheldrake, osprey, plover, coot, teal, raven, finch, heron, grosbeak, nuthatch, redwing, booby, waxwing, squab, rook, Canada goose, blue jay, nightingale, starling, bluebird, ringtail, macaw, swan, puffin, curlew, bald eagle, magpie, falcon, cassowary, quetzal, turtledove, goldfinch, mallard, pigeon, sparrow, flamingo, kingfisher, buzzard, bullfinch, spoonbill, songbird, albatross, redbird
- Then we found a brown duck jacket with a tear in it, but I figured the tear had been made quite lately." - "A Prairie Courtship", Harold Bindloss.
- Every now and then some of them would duck their heads as a shell burst within fifty or a hundred yards of them, and I saw then that fear could still live in the hearts of men who had become accustomed to the constant chance of death. - "The Soul of the War", Philip Gibbs.
- " Let's talk about the duck," he suggested. - "The Devil's Paw", E. Phillips Oppenheim.