A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait. A pure white thin-shelled bivalve mollusk found off the Atlantic coasts of America. A quick lowering of the head. Dear; darling (used as an informal or affectionate form of address, especially among cockneys). A strong linen or cotton fabric, used chiefly for casual or work clothes and sails. A batsman's score of zero. Lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or so as not to be seen. Plunge one's head or body underwater briefly. Refrain from playing a winning card on a particular trick for tactical reasons.