broadbill

noun

Definition of broadbill

  1. 1 :  any of several ducks with rather wide flat bills: such as a :  scaup duck b :  shoveler

  2. 2 :  any of certain Old World birds (suborder Eurylaimidae) with a wide short bill, often bright plumage, and sluggish habits

  3. 3 :  any of several flycatchers (genus Myiagra) of the southwest Pacific

  4. 4 or broadbill swordfish :  swordfish 1a

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