|1.||[ verb ] to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away|
: "Before he could duck, another stone struck him."
|2.||[ noun ] (zoology) small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs|
|Related terms:||anseriform_bird quack-quack mallard duckling drake sheldrake bufflehead black_duck teal widgeon shoveler diving_duck ruddy_duck dabbling_duck pintail goldeneye canvasback pochard redhead scaup wild_duck wood_duck mandarin_duck muscovy_duck sea_duck Anatidae duck_down|
|3.||[ verb ] submerge or plunge suddenly|
|Related terms:||dive ducking|
|4.||[ verb ] dip into a liquid|
: "He dipped into the pool"
|Related terms:||dunk ducking|
|5.||[ verb ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)|
|Synonyms:||sidestep evade skirt hedge dodge circumvent put_off elude parry fudge|
"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"
|Related terms:||avoid quibble dodge evasion circumvention equivocator hedge|
|6.||[ noun ] (in cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman|
|Related terms:||score cricket|
|7.||[ noun ] (chemistry,food) flesh of a duck (domestic or wild)|
|Related terms:||poultry duckling|
|8.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5998|
|9.||[ noun ] (clothing) a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents|