- a freshwater duck of the Northern Hemisphere, Anas clypeata, having a broad, flat bill.
- any of several related, similar ducks.
Examples from the Web for shoveler
Shoveler are so numerous that we have known over eighty bagged by one gun in a day.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
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
It takes its name from its peculiar bill, and may be termed the Shoveler of Australia.Expedition into Central Australia|Charles Sturt