Definition of shoveler
1 : one that shovels
2 : any of several freshwater ducks (genus Anas) that have a large very broad bill and feed by dabbling
Recent Examples of shoveler from the Web
Species observed this year included common goldeneye, hooded and common merganser, green-winged teal, ruddy duck, pintail, hooded merganser, common merganser and northern shoveler.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shoveler.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of shoveler
Learn More about shoveler
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about shoveler
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up shoveler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).