duck call


: a device for imitating the calls of ducks

Examples of duck call in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were caught trying to pawn items, including a distinctive duck call. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, 30 Apr. 2024 Don’t help them out by allowing them to zero in on a duck call. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 27 Dec. 2023 So, the standard-issue duck call is designed to imitate the sounds of a Suzie, which is the universal nickname for a hen mallard. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 8 Nov. 2023 In other words, the miniature flutes could have produced Stone Age duck calls. Franz Lidz, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2023 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

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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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“Duck call.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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