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shoveler

[ shuhv-uh-ler, shuhv-ler ]
/ ˈʃʌv ə lər, ˈʃʌv lər /
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noun
a person or thing that shovels.
Ornithology.
  1. a freshwater duck of the Northern Hemisphere, Anas clypeata, having a broad, flat bill.
  2. any of several related, similar ducks.
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Also especially British, shov·el·ler .

Origin of shoveler

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at shovel, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for shoveler

shoveler
/ (ˈʃʌvələ) /

noun
a duck, Anas (or Spatula) clypeata, of ponds and marshes, having a spoon-shaped bill, a blue patch on each wing, and in the male a green head, white breast, and reddish-brown body
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