duck call


Definition of duck call

: a device for imitating the calls of ducks

Examples of duck call in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "How to Hunt Ducks and Geese," 26 June 2020 There was no duck call around my neck to greet them with an even steady rhythm. Anchorage Daily News, "Knowledge gained in a duck blind can turn a hunter into a springtime naturalist," 6 June 2020 All my duck calls, gloves and camera (thank God) were bone dry. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Best New Guns, Ammo, and Hunting Gear from SHOT Show 2020," 22 Jan. 2020 The bomber used a duck call and Morse code to maintain anonymity. oregonlive, "‘BPA Bomber’ threatened to cause blackout in Portland 45 years ago; FBI followed duck calls to get their man," 14 Nov. 2019 Instead, the exact opposite is happening in Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent named Devlin Hodges, who earned his nickname winning multiple duck calling championships. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Devlin “Duck” Hodges will start for Pittsburgh, what should the Browns defense expect?," 27 Nov. 2019 Hodges, who joined the Steelers as nothing more than a training-camp body out of Samford University and got the nickname because of his passion for duck hunting and his ability to do duck calls, has been an unexpected shot in the arm. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Steelers still have shot at playoffs despite 0-3 start; Cardinals could play spoiler role," 4 Dec. 2019 The Steelers have had trouble with quarterback injuries, so Hodges took the field and became known for his duck calls. Giana Han, al, "5 things to know about Samford, Auburn’s next opponent," 22 Nov. 2019 Instead there will be outdoor baths in tubs hewn out of rock in view of distant rice terraces shimmering neat and domestic as putting greens, giving on to wild forests full of parrots and wood pigeons fat as ducks calling from banyan trees. Antonia Quirke, Condé Nast Traveler, "At Bali's COMO Shambhala, Skip the Wellness Fads in Favor of a True Reboot," 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of duck call

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Duck call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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