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Meaning of DUCKING

Pronunciation:  d'uking

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of wetting something by submerging it
  2. [n]  hunting ducks
 

DUCKING is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: dousing, duck hunting, immersion, submersion
 
 See Also: hunt, hunting, wetting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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