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duck pronunciación 1
noun
1 any of various water birds related to the swans and geese, with short legs, webbed feet, and a large flattened beak.
2 the flesh of this bird used as food.
3 the female of such a bird, as opposed to the male drake.
4 colloq
a a likeable person;
b a term of endearment or (loosely) of address ( also ducks).
5 cricket a batsman's score of zero.
[Anglo-Saxon duce ]
break one's duck
1 colloq to enjoy one's first success after several failures.
2 cricket to make one's first run.
like water off a duck's back colloq having no effect at all.


duck pronunciación 2
verb (ducked , ducking )
1 intr to lower the head or body suddenly, especially to avoid notice or a blow.
2 to push someone or something briefly under water.
[13c]
duck out of something colloq to avoid something unpleasant or unwelcome.


duck pronunciación 3
noun hard-wearing cotton fabric, used for tents, sails, etc.
[17c: from Dutch doek linen cloth]


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