[ UK /ʃˈʌvəlɐ/ ]
  1. freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
  2. a worker who shovels
    a shoveler of coal
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How To Use shoveler In A Sentence

  • Two-thirds of the shooters shot a couple of pintails, two drake woodies, a greenhead, and a shoveler. Young Guns
  • Up to 600,000 gather here - gadwalls, pintails, Northern shovelers, teals.
  • Early studies of shovel design efficiency in coal mining concluded that shovels should have short handles and that shovelers could work at about 21 scoops per minute, moving loads of 11 to 24 pounds.
  • There were about 50 coots, 25 shovelers, and a handful each of mallards and ferruginous ducks.
  • And while the local migratory birds are flying out, the foreign ones like mallards, pintails, teals, shovelers, pochards, waders and curlews are coming in.
  • I shoveled all morning until my shoveler was sore. Maria Rodale: Beth Terry's Plastic-free Gardening Adventure
  • During teal season, hunters must be careful not to shoot the occasional shoveler, pintail or gadwall flying alone, which provide no size reference, or rolling with a squadron of teal.
  • Down in the pond there were mallards, northern shovelers, coots and a few gallinules.
  • a shoveler of coal
  • Wintering birds on the pond itself include Teal, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Water Rail, Snipe and Pintail, with many of the wildfowl species staying on to breed.
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