Definition of duck

Definition of duck
  1. duck Noun An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.
  2. duck Noun Specifically, an adult female duck; "contrasted with" drake "and with" duckling.
  3. duck Noun The flesh of a duck used as food.
  4. duck Noun A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)
  5. duck Noun A term of endearment
  6. duck Noun Dear, Mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).
  7. duck Noun A playing card with the rank of two.
  8. duck Noun A partly-flooded cave passage with limited air space.
  9. duck Noun A building intentionally constructed in the shape of an everyday object to which it is related.
  10. duck Noun A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.
  11. duck Verb To lower the head or body in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
  12. duck Verb To lower (something) into water.
  13. duck Verb To lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
  14. duck Verb To try to evade doing something.
  15. duck Verb To lower the volume of (a sound) so that other sounds in the mix can be heard more clearly.
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