duck egg

duck egg
Goose egg Goose egg 1. In games, a zero; a score or record of naught; -- so named in allusion to the egglike outline of the zero sign 0. Called also {duck egg}. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A bump on the skin caused by a blow, especially one on the head. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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