duck call


: a device for imitating the calls of ducks

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Every Slayer duck call is finished and hand-tuned by Mr. Ayers himself. M.d. Johnson, Field & Stream, 23 Jan. 2023 The coach’s duck call. • Kocur’s beer-league jersey. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 12 June 2022 Duck hunters have been infatuated with mallards since the dawn of the duck call. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 3 Dec. 2020 But much of the time, alas, our best duck call is a jerk cord. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 26 Nov. 2020 Some of the best days of my life have been spent waist-deep in a marsh holding a shotgun and blowing a duck call. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 26 June 2020 There was no duck call around my neck to greet them with an even steady rhythm. Anchorage Daily News, 6 June 2020 All my duck calls, gloves and camera (thank God) were bone dry. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 22 Jan. 2020 The bomber used a duck call and Morse code to maintain anonymity. oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duck call was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Duck call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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