duck call

noun

Definition of duck call

: a device for imitating the calls of ducks

Examples of duck call in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 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, 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of duck call

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of duck call was in 1872

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“Duck call.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duck%20call. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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