Definition of Shoveller

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

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



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

Definition of Shoveller

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of shoveler) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shoveller

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoveller

shovelbills
shovelboard
shovelboards
shovelbum
shovelbums
shoveled
shoveler
shovelers
shovelful
shovelfuls
shovelhead
shovelheads
shoveling
shovellable
shovelled
shoveller (current term)
shovellers
shovellike
shovelling
shovelnose
shovelnose catfish
shovelnose frog
shovelnosed
shovelnoses
shovels
shovelsful
shovelware
shoven
shover
shovers

Literary usage of Shoveller

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

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The head shows the greenish reflections of the shoveller, the spotted breast of the Teal, the chestnut abdomen, the speculum and under tail coverts of the ..."

2. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"shoveller, Br. ZooL 2. 596. No. 280—Arct. ZooL 2. No. 489—Witt. ... The shoveller is, however, at no time plentiful in Britain, and is reckoned amongst the ..."

3. Memories of the Months: Being Pages from the Notebook of a Field-naturalist by Herbert Maxwell (1897)
"The ungainly proportions of the shoveller (Anas clypeata) is notable among a family of birds distinguished for elegance of form. ..."

4. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"The shoveller visits us only in the winter, and is not known to breed in any part of the United States. It is a common bird of Europe, and, according to M. ..."

5. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"shoveller : SPOONBILL. Bill long, much widened toward end : the long, ... The shoveller is especially common over the plains and valleys of the western part ..."

6. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1902)
"shoveller: SPOONBILL. Bill long, much widened toward end ; the long, ... The shoveller is especially common over the plains and valleys of the western part ..."

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