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shov·el·er

also shov·el·ler  (shŭv′ə-lər, shŭv′lər)
n.
1. One that shovels: a shoveler of snow; a fast shoveler.
2. Any of several dabbling ducks of the genus Anas having long broad bills used to strain food from mud and water, especially the widely distributed species A. clypeata.

shoveler

(ˈʃʌvələ)
n
(Animals) a duck, Anas (or Spatula) clypeata, of ponds and marshes, having a spoon-shaped bill, a blue patch on each wing, and in the male a green head, white breast, and reddish-brown body

shov•el•er

(ˈʃʌv ə lər, ˈʃʌv lər)

n.
1. a person or thing that shovels.
2. a freshwater duck of the Northern Hemisphere, Anas clypeata, having a broad, flat bill.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoveler - a worker who shovelsshoveler - a worker who shovels; "a shoveler of coal"
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.shoveler - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat billshoveler - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
Translations

shoveler

[ˈʃʌvləʳ] N
1. (Orn) → espátula f común, pato m cuchareta
2. (= tool) → paleador m

shoveler

n (Orn) → Löffelente f

shoveler

[ˈʃʌvləʳ] n (Zool) → mestolone m
References in classic literature ?
One curious thing he had noticed, the very first day, in his profession of shoveler of guts; which was the sharp trick of the floor bosses whenever there chanced to come a "slunk" calf.
The Northern Shoveler was the second most abundant species in Laguna de Bustillos.
On the second morning Steve Smith (another Garminite) and I whacked our limits of redheads and shot a nice drake shoveler that was just on the edge of full plumage; the thick green head was still patchy in spots.
On the second morning Steve Smith (another Garminite) and I whacked our limits of redheads and shot a nice drake shoveler that was on the edge of full plumage; the thick green head was still patchy in spots.
Some of these may include Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Spur-winged Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Francolin, Kingfisher, Goldfinch, Blackcap and Kestrel.
The new islands offer a massive increase in protection for other birds sharing the lake, such as oystercatcher, shoveler and redshank; and there is a pair of little ringed plover that we're hopeful will successfully breed.
The 2013 census identified 14 migratory species including little egrets, intermediate egrets, great egrets, gray heron, common teal, northern shoveler, tufted duck, common kingfishers, common sandpiper, wood sandpiper, northern pintail, garganey, whiskered tern and the eagle-like eastern marsh harrier.
Originally a salt marsh, but cut off from the sea in 1888 by a slag wall, it has survived as a freshwater marsh for teal, widgeon, kingfisher, reed bunting, little egret, shoveler, black winged stilt and others.
Plus, by increasing the numbers of terns - which are feisty defenders of their territories and nests - we also increase protection for other species sharing the lake, such as gadwall, shoveler, redshank and lapwing.
These included two of the filter-feeding ducks (Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus and Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis), two of the diving ducks (Bluebilled Duck Oxyura australis and Musk Duck Biziura lobata) and a grebe (Hoary-headed Grebe).
In the piece "Grief submerged with her brilliant feet, tucked up in flight," the poet vacillates scenes of a "Northern Shoveler [which has] lost her eggs to crows," combing in tiny circles for food, with the momentum of a foaling mare.
Various species of Siberian birds including, the Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Wagtail, Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican and Gadwall, migrate to Indian wetlands.