(printing) a chevron-shaped quotation mark (« or ») used in Europe Also called guillemet
noun 1. a peregrine falcon of the American subspecies Falco peregrinus anatum, noted for its especially swift flight. noun 1. 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.