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baldpate

[bawld-peyt]
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noun
  1. baldhead(def 1).
  2. the American widgeon, Anas americana, having a gray head with a white crown.

Origin of baldpate

First recorded in 1570–80; bald + pate
Related formsbald·pat·ed, adjectivebald·pat·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for baldpate

Historical Examples

  • Yes, I'm going to spend the next few months at Baldpate Inn.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate

    Earl Derr Biggers

  • Baldpate Inn did not stand tiptoe on the misty mountain-top.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate

    Earl Derr Biggers

  • I happened to have a friend involved in the management of Baldpate Inn.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate

    Earl Derr Biggers

  • That is why you see me on Baldpate Mountain this chill December morning.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate

    Earl Derr Biggers

  • The fellow that's come up to Baldpate Inn to be alone with his thoughts.

    Seven Keys to Baldpate

    Earl Derr Biggers


British Dictionary definitions for baldpate

baldpate

noun
  1. a person with a bald head
  2. the American wigeonSee wigeon (def. 2)
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