shov·​el-nosed ˈshə-vəl-ˌnōzd How to pronounce shovel-nosed (audio)
: having a broad flat head, nose, or beak

Word History

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shovel-nosed was in 1707

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Cite this Entry

“Shovel-nosed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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