[ duhk ]
/ dʌk /
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a type of amphibious military transport used during World War II.
a similar truck used in emergency evacuations.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Also called duck .
Origin of DUKW
First recorded in 1940–45; from the manufacturer’s code: D, “designed in 1942”; U, “amphibious utility truck”; K, “all-wheel drive”; and W, “dual-tandem rear axles”
Words nearby DUKW
duked up, dukes, Dukhobor, dukka, dukkha, DUKW, Dulbecco, dulc., Dulce, dulce et decorum est pro patria mori, Dulce Gulf
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