gadwall

noun
gad·​wall | \ ˈgad-ˌwȯl How to pronounce gadwall (audio) \
plural gadwalls or gadwall

Definition of gadwall

: a grayish-brown medium-sized dabbling duck (Anas strepera)

Examples of gadwall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company founders watched their buddy, who was a handloader, fold a gadwall at 80-plus yards with a single shot of TSS. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "5 Top Custom Shotshells That Are Better Than Steel," 8 Jan. 2020 Fifty-five power magnification revealed a swarm of gadwalls, teal, and shovelers, thick as piss ants on a cookie. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "How to Scout for Late-Season Ducks—and Shoot a Limit," 17 Dec. 2019 Nantucket: There was a gadwall and a black-necked stilt at Great Point Lagoon, and a grasshopper sparrow was spotted at Katama Farm. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings across the region," 7 July 2019 If not listed, up to six of the species can be taken, such as teal, gadwall and ring-necked ducks. John Myers, Twin Cities, "Outlook for Minnesota duck season: pretty good," 15 Sep. 2019 Guide Ray Sexton reported limits of blue-winged teal and gadwalls. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Jan. 11," 10 Jan. 2018 S Hagerman Wildlife Refuge The 11,320-acre national refuge at Lake Texoma teems with winter flocks of snow geese, Ross's geese and Canada geese along with scores of winter ducks, such as American wigeons, gadwalls and Northern pintails. Houston Chronicle, "Top birding spots around Texas," 10 May 2018 Lake Livingston - Guide Simon Cosper reported limits of wood ducks, gadwalls and teal. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Jan. 19," 18 Jan. 2018 Hunting - Guide Brian Davenport of Fin and Fowl reported solid hunts in the marsh east of town for teal, gadwalls and pintails. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Jan. 13," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of gadwall

1666, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gadwall

of obscure origin

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“Gadwall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gadwall. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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