noun, plural mal·lards, (especially collectively) mal·lard.
Examples from the Web for mallard
It launches with an amusing ruse: Bond makes his entrance swimming underwater, disguised by a mallard he wears as a hat.Best James Bond Opening Sequences: ‘Goldeneye’ & More (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"This is our often abused but ever available 'cash,'" said Mr. Reid, holding up one of the crude bits of metal for Mallard to see.The Red Miriok|Anna M. Barnes
"The Mallard barn dances are always so much fun," said Lloyd, lingering to give a final touch to her mother's toilet.The Little Colonel's Knight Comes Riding|Annie Fellows Johnston
A man reduced to haunting Mallard's in his endeavour to escape the law must inevitably sink lower and lower.
His speech was curiously refined and seemed utterly out of place in the office of Mallard's.
Green Drake,—same as yellow except the wings, which must be from a Mallard's feather dyed a yellowish green.The Teesdale Angler|R Lakeland
British Dictionary definitions for mallard
noun plural -lard or -lards
Word Origin for mallard
Word Origin and History for mallard
c.1300, "wild drake or duck," from Old French malart (12c.) or Medieval Latin mallardus, apparently from male, from Latin masculus (see male), in which case the original sense probably was not of a specific species but of any male wild duck, though the specific sense of "male of the wild duck" was not attested in English until early 14c.