1. One who, or that which, shovels.
2. Zool. A river duck (Spatula clypeata), native of Europe and America. It has a large bill, broadest towards the tip. The male is handsomely variegated with green, blue, brown, black, and white on the body; the head and neck are dark green. Called also broadbill, spoonbill, shovelbill, and maiden duck. The Australian shoveler, or shovel-nosed duck (Spatula rhynchotis), is a similar species.
n 1: a worker who shovels; "a shoveler of coal" [syn: shoveller]
2: freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad
flat bill [syn: shoveller, broadbill, Anas clypeata]