shovel-nosed

adjective
shov·​el-nosed | \ ˈshə-vəl-ˌnōzd How to pronounce shovel-nosed (audio) \

Definition of shovel-nosed

: having a broad flat head, nose, or beak

First Known Use of shovel-nosed

1707, in the meaning defined above

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