baldpate

baldpate
n. brown freshwater American duck having a white crown (Zoology); (Zoology); bald headed person

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Baldpate — Bald pate , n. 1. A baldheaded person. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The American widgeon ({Anas Americana}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baldpate — Bald pate , Baldpated Bald pat ed, a. Destitute of hair on the head; baldheaded. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baldpate — [bôld′pāt΄] n. 1. a baldheaded person 2. AMERICAN WIGEON …   English World dictionary

  • baldpate — Scoter Sco ter, n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus {Oidemia}. [1913 Webster] Note: The European scoters are {Oidemia nigra}, called also {black duck}, {black diver}, {surf… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baldpate — Widgeon Widg eon, n. [Probably from an old French form of F. vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vipio, onis, a kind of small crane.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of fresh water ducks, especially those belonging to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baldpate (oil platform) — Baldpate is a 1901.9 feet tall (579.7 metres) offshore compliant tower oil platform near the coast of Louisiana. Baldpate Platform was designed by Hudson Engineering (now J. Ray McDermott Engineering) in Houston, Texas, and installed by Hudson s… …   Wikipedia

  • Baldpate Mountain (Maine) — Infobox Mountain Name = Baldpate Mountain (East Peak) Photo = Caption = Elevation = convert|3790|ft|m| 1|lk=on [Summit elevation between 3,780 and 3,800 feet.] Prominence = convert|2240|ft|m| 1|abbr=on [Key col elevation between 1,540 and 1,560… …   Wikipedia

  • baldpate — noun Date: 1577 1. baldhead 2. American wigeon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • baldpate — baldpated, adj. baldpatedness, n. /bawld payt /, n. 1. baldhead (def. 1). 2. the American widgeon, Anas americana, having a gray head with a white crown. [1570 80; BALD + PATE] * * *       popular North American game duck, also known as the… …   Universalium

  • baldpate — bald•pate [[t]ˈbɔldˌpeɪt[/t]] n. 1) a person with a bald head 2) orn the American wigeon, Anas americana, having a gray head and a white crown • Etymology: 1570–80 bald′pat ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

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