- An aquatic bird of the family Anatidae, having a flat bill and webbed feet.
- Specifically, an adult female female duck; contrasted with drake and with duckling.
- The flesh of a duck used as food.
- (cricket) A batsman's score of zero after getting out. (short for duck's egg, since the digit "0" is round like an egg.)
- (UK, especially East of the Pennines) Dear, Mate (informal way of addressing a friend or stranger).
- Ay up duck, ow'a'tha?
- (slang) A playing card with the rank of two.
- A tightly-woven cotton fabric used as sailcloth.
- 1912, Katherine Mansfield, "The Woman At The Store", from "Selected Short Stories":
- He was dressed in a Jaeger vest"a pair of blue trousers, fastened round the waist with a plaited leather belt.
Etymology: Old English duceOld English, duce.
- (intransitive) To lower the head in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
- (transitive) To lower (something) into water.
- (transitive) To lower (the head) in order to prevent it from being struck by something.
- (transitive) To try to evade doing something.
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