diving duck

diving duck
noun Date: 1813 any of various ducks (as a bufflehead) that frequent deep waters and obtain their food by diving

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • diving duck — div′ing duck n. orn any of numerous ducks that dive from the water s surface for their food (contrasted with dabbling duck). • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

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