Definition of canvasback
: a North American wild duck (Aythya valisineria) that has a reddish-brown head, black breast, and whitish body and is characterized especially by the elongate sloping profile of the bill and head
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Rhymes with canvasback
almanac, amberjack, anorak, antiblack, applejack, Arawak, Aurillac, back-to-back, bivouac, black-on-black, brainiac, bric-a-brac, Cadillac, camelback, cardiac, carryback, celiac, cornerback, Cousin Jack, crackerjack, cul-de-sac, diamondback, fiddleback, Gay-Lussac, gunnysack, hackmatack, haversack, high-low-jack, huckaback, hydrocrack, iliac, ipecac, Kodiak, ladder-back, leatherback, lumberjack, maniac, medevac, Merrimack, mommy track, multipack, nunatak, Nunivak, off-the-rack, paperback, Pasternak, piggyback, quarterback, razorback, retropack, running back, sandarac, Sarawak, silverback, single-track, snapper-back, steeplejack, stickleback, Syriac, tamarack, theriac, tokamak, turtleback, umiak, Unimak, zodiac
CANVASBACK Defined for Kids
Definition of canvasback for Students
: a North American wild duck with reddish brown head and grayish back
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