noun wa·ter·fowl \ˈw-tər-ˌfa(-ə)l, ˈwä-\

: a duck or similar bird that swims and lives in or near water

plural wa·ter·fowl also wa·ter·fowls

Full Definition of WATERFOWL

:  a bird that frequents water; especially :  a swimming game bird (as a duck or goose) as distinguished from an upland game bird or shorebird

Examples of WATERFOWL

  1. The lake is a refuge for migrating waterfowl.

First Known Use of WATERFOWL

14th century
WATERFOWLS Defined for Kids


noun wa·ter·fowl \ˈw-tər-ˌfal, ˈwä-\

Definition of WATERFOWL for Kids

:  a bird that is typically found in or near water
:  a swimming bird (as a duck or goose) often hunted as game


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