Definition of waterfowl
: a bird that frequents water; especially : a swimming game bird (such as a duck or goose) as distinguished from an upland game bird or shorebird
Examples of waterfowl in a Sentence
The lake is a refuge for migrating waterfowl.
Recent Examples of waterfowl from the Web
An avid waterfowl hunter, Mr. Judkins who had been president of the Washington Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, was the founder in 1970 of the Island Point Hunting Club on Langford Bay, which is off the Chester River near Rock Hall on the Eastern Shore.
The massive quarries and thick woods are silent except for the occasional screech of geese and other waterfowl.
This year, there were more than 400 entries of dead waterfowl, dead cougars, dead bluegill, dead etc.
Mute swans’ lives are not the only ones that matter, said Michael Schummer, a waterfowl ecologist at the State University of New York at Oswego.
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First Known Use of waterfowl
WATERFOWL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of waterfowl for English Language Learners
: a duck or similar bird that swims and lives in or near water
WATERFOWL Defined for Kids
Definition of waterfowl for Students
1 : a bird that is typically found in or near water
2 : a swimming bird (as a duck or goose) often hunted as game
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