duck·​bill | \ ˈdək-ˌbil How to pronounce duckbill (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Shaped like a thick duckbill, this perforated rubber clog has long been a closet staple for nurses and cooks. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 19 Oct. 2021 Moving up to the Premium nets a duckbill spoiler on the decklid, aluminum pedals, heated leather seats with suede inserts, and most important, 18-inch wheels and sticker Michelin Pilot Sport 4 shoes size 215/40R-18. David Beard, Car and Driver, 17 Aug. 2021 Fossils of duckbill dinosaurs are so common in North America that paleontologists often just ignore them. Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, 29 Dec. 2020 The distinguishing duckbill shape is credited to Serge Mouille, a Parisian designer who worked as a silversmith before pivoting to lighting design. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Apr. 2020 Although these sculptural lamps are sold at retailers throughout the country today, the duckbill light originated in France decades ago. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Apr. 2020 Life-size apples hung on hats of red felt; daisies were wrapped around plaid duckbills, and a pixie cap of straw was molded into fruit shapes. Vogue, 13 Aug. 2018 And then there were the Ornithischia, which had a more bird-like kind of hip, and comprised armored dinosaurs, horned dinosaurs, duckbill dinosaurs and their relatives. Brian Switek, Smithsonian, 8 Dec. 2017 Some 75 million years ago, a duckbill did its business and, unwittingly, its bit for science. USA TODAY, 21 Sep. 2017 See More

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1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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