Definition of ducking. Meaning of ducking. Synonyms of ducking
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Definition of ducking
DuckingDuck Duck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ducked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Ducking.] [OE. duken, douken, to dive; akin to D. duiken,
OHG. t?hhan, MHG. tucken, t["u]cken, t?chen, G. tuchen. Cf.
1. To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and
Adams, after ducking the squire twice or thrice,
leaped out of the tub. --Fielding.
2. To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing
it; as, duck the boy.
3. To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward
motion. `` Will duck his head aside.' --Swift. DuckingDucking Duck"ing,
n. & a., from Duck, v. t. & i.
Ducking stool, a stool or chair in which common scolds were
formerly tied, and plunged into water, as a punishment.
See Cucking stool. The practice of ducking began in the
latter part of the 15th century, and prevailed until the
early part of the 18th, and occasionally as late as the
19th century. --Blackstone. Chambers.
Meaning of ducking from wikipedia
is an audio effect commonly
used in radio
and pop music
words, one track
is made quieter
(the ducked track
- ducking-stools and cucking-stools are chairs formerly
used for punishment
and dishonest tradesmen
- in the card game of contract bridge
, to duck (or ducking) means
to play low to a trick
one has led, losing
is a 1957 merrie melodies animated cartoon
duck and the tasmanian devil
. synopsis: at a zoo, a cage was
is the fifth episode
two of the bbc 's robin
hood series. it was shown
2007 on bbc
- a ducking
they did go is the 38th short subject starring american slapstick dressed
in duck-hunting gear, larry, moe, and curly invade
- the practice
them in the sea the first
time they cross
. the custom, common
duck debugging rubber ducking
and the rubber duckie
test are informal terms
used in software engineering
to a method
- in scotland, this may be called
'dooking i.e. ducking
. in ireland, mainly county kerry
, it is known
as 'snap apple', and in newfoundland
- true popular
1943, 'ducking bridge' lowers
span to allow ships
to pass built
in iraq in 1943 (bottom-right hand side of page)