Definition of Ducks
1. Noun. (plural of duck) ¹
2. Noun. (poker slang) A pair of twos. ¹
3. Noun. (British chiefly Northern England used vocatively) Dear (used as a pet name). ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Ducks
1. duck [v] - See also: duck
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ducks
Literary usage of Ducks
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 (1920)
"NOTES OX SOME AMERICAN ducks. BY ALLAN BROOKS Plates XV-XVI No. 3 This contribution has been stimulated by the many valuable papers by American ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"[A sporting friend in Salem sends the following interesting notes on our winter ducks, which, though differing somewhat from the published opinions of some ..."
3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1900)
"Of all our ducks I believe there is but one, the Old Squaw, ... That is to say the old males of all our other ducks remain in the same plumage from the time ..."
4. Field Book of Birds of the Southwestern United States by Roger Tory Peterson, Gilbert Haven Trafton, Luther E. Wyman, Elizabeth F. Burnell (1916)
"The Canada goose is easily reared in captivity, and is readily tamed, even more readily than ducks. Mr. JW Wheaton, on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, ..."
5. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Introductory Chapters on by Frank Michler Chapman (1912)
"Unlike the Grebes, most ducks when pursued fly rather than divo. 1. ... True ducks; tarsus shorter than the middle-toe without nail; scales on its front ..."
6. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1902)
"Millais on Surface-feeding ducks. [The Natural History of British ... The ducks, as many of us know, are a favourite group with the author of this handsome ..."
7. Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania: With Special Reference to the Food by Benjamin Harry Warren (1890)
"It is true that the Mergansers, some of the sea ducks and certain maritime ... If we recall the peculiar actions of geese nipping herbage, and of ducks ..."