- a freshwater duck of the Northern Hemisphere, Anas clypeata, having a broad, flat bill.
- any of several related, similar ducks.
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How to use shoveler in a sentence
Stay, that is the shoveler—that fat, brownish black rascal, with the greenish neck and that coquettish iridescence on it.
I have hesitated a long while between the whistling duck, the duck with white eyebrows, and the shoveler duck (anas clypeata).
The Shoveler is also present, if in much smaller numbers, and hides its very similar nest in much the same sort of places.Among the Birds in Northern Shires|Charles Dixon
She has about as much tact as a rhinoceros, and possesses the æsthetic perceptions of a coal shoveler.Grace Harlowe's Problem|Jessie Graham Flower
It takes its name from its peculiar bill, and may be termed the Shoveler of Australia.Expedition into Central Australia|Charles Sturt