[ duhk-bil ]


Origin of duckbill

First recorded in 1550–60; duck1 + bill2
  • Also called duckbill platypus, duck-billed platypus.

Words Nearby duckbill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use duckbill in a sentence

  • He can walk, swim or burrow and (so we have heard) His wife, Mrs. duckbill, lays eggs like a bird.

    Animal Children | Edith Brown Kirkwood
  • When fully grown the duckbill is about eighteen inches long from the end of the snout to the tip of the tail.

  • A message brought Dan, who first disdained to take duckbill seriously.

    Tropic Days | E. J. Banfield
  • Master duckbill is a skillful burrower and makes long tunnels in the earth with his strong claws.

    Dew Drops | Various
  • To look at Master duckbill, you would not think he is so active: and he is so strong that you could not hold him in your hands.

    Dew Drops | Various