Definition of Shoveler

1. Noun. A worker who shovels. "A shoveler of coal"

Exact synonyms: Shoveller
Generic synonyms: Worker
Derivative terms: Shovel



2. Noun. Freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill.
Exact synonyms: Anas Clypeata, Broadbill, Shoveller
Generic synonyms: Duck
Group relationships: Anas, Genus Anas

Definition of Shoveler

1. n. One who, or that which, shovels.

Definition of Shoveler

1. Noun. One who, or that which, shovels. ¹

2. Noun. Any of four species of dabbling duck, in the genus ''Anas'', with distinctive spatulate bills. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shoveler

1. one that shovels [n -S] - See also: shovels

Medical Definition of Shoveler

1. 1. One who, or that which, shovels. 2. A river duck (Spatula clypeata), native of Europe and America. It has a large bill, broadest towards the tip. The male is handsomely variegated with green, blue, brown, black, and white on the body; the head and neck are dark green. Called also broadbill, spoonbill, shovelbill, and maiden duck. The Australian shoveler, or shovel-nosed duck (S. Rhynchotis), is a similar species. Origin: Also shoveller. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoveler

shovel hat
shovel in
shovel out
shovel ready
shovel test
shovel tests
shovelard
shovelards
shovelbill
shovelbills
shovelboard
shovelboards
shovelbum
shovelbums
shoveled
shoveler (current term)
shovelers
shovelful
shovelfuls
shovelhead
shovelheads
shoveling
shovellable
shovelled
shoveller
shovellers
shovellike
shovelling
shovelnose
shovelnose catfish

Literary usage of Shoveler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"THE shoveler is less than the Wild Duck, commonly weighing about twenty-two ounces, and measuring twenty-one inches in length. The bill is black, ..."

2. Wild Fowl Shooting: Containing Scientific and Practical Descriptions of Wild by William Bruce Leffingwell (1888)
"shoveler, OR SPOONBILL. THE shoveler or Spoonbill duck is a frequenter of almost all Western waters. They are a queer-looking bird, and once seen will not ..."

3. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1856)
"THE shoveler is more or less common in Europe, in Sweden, Norway, Holland, Prussia, Kamtschatka, Poland, Denmark, Russia, ..."

4. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith, William Turton (1816)
"Of the Spoonbill or shoveler. we proceed in our description of the crane kind, birds of peculiar forms offer not entirely like the crane, and yet not so far ..."

5. Feathered Game of the Northeast by Walter Herbert Rich (1907)
"THE shoveler, OR SPOONBILL ... One of the most graceful among the waterfowl and a very beautiful bird is the shoveler. ..."

6. A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith, William Turton (1816)
"Of the Spoonbill or shoveler. AS we proceed in our description of the crane kind, birds of peculiar forms offer not entirely like the crane, and yet not so ..."

7. Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works by Thomas Bewick, Austin Dobson (1885)
"THK shoveler is less than the Wild Duck, commonly weighing about twenty-two ounces, and measuring twenty-one inches in length. The bill is black, ..."

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