a peregrine falcon of the American subspecies Falco peregrinus anatum, noted for its especially swift flight.
a variety of peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus anatum, occurring in North America
[duhk-ee] /ˈdʌk i/ adjective, duckier, duckiest. 1. 1 . adjective noun Dear one; precious; dearie, ducks: Are you quite ready, duckie? (1819+)
noun 1. a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was tied to be plunged into water. noun 1. (history) a chair or stool used for the punishment of offenders by plunging them into water
[duhk-leg-id or, esp. British, -legd] /ˈdʌkˌlɛg ɪd or, esp. British, -ˌlɛgd/ adjective 1. having legs that are unusually short: He crept up in a half-crouch that made him look duck-legged.
[duhk-ling] /ˈdʌk lɪŋ/ noun 1. a young . /ˈdʌklɪŋ/ noun 1. a young duck n. mid-15c., dookelynge, from duck (n.) + -ling. The ugly duckling is from Hans Christian Andersen’s tale (1843 in Danish, by 1846 in English).