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duckbill,

fish: see paddlefishpaddlefish,
large freshwater fish, Polyodon spathula, of the Mississippi valley, also called spoonbill or duckbill and named for its flattened, paddle-shaped snout. The largest specimens weigh well over 150 lb (67.5 kg) and reach 6 ft (183 cm) in length.
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duckbill,

marsupial: see platypusplatypus
, semiaquatic egg-laying mammal, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, of Tasmania and E Australia. Also called duckbill, or duckbilled platypus, it belongs to the order Monotremata (see monotreme), the most primitive group of living mammals.
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duckbill

[′dək‚bil]
(mechanical engineering)
A shaking type of combination loader and conveyor whose loading end is generally shaped like a duck's bill.
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When the male duckbill stabs with it, it secretes a venom that poisons its enemies.
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