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scooters (sea duck)

scooters is a plural form of scooter

scooter (sea duck)

Definition:

a large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

scooters

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

scoter

Etymology:

"scoot"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of scooters...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Scoter | scoters | Melanitta | Oidemia [synonym]

stocky seaducks in the genus Melanitta. The drakes are mostly black and have swollen bills. Females are brown. They breed in the far north of Europe, Asia and North America, and winter further south in temperate zones of those continents. They form... (42 of 244 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Scoter

Britannica Encyclopedia:

scoter [bird] | Sea Coot [synonym] | Melanitta perspicillata [species] | Melanitta [genus]

any of three species of sea duck of the family Anatidae. Within the divisions of true duck species, the scoter belongs in the diving duck group. ... (26 of 172 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/529427​/scoter

Collins Dictionary:

scoter | scoters [plural]

any sea duck of the genus "Melanitta", such as "M. nigra" (common scoter), of northern regions. The male plumage is black with white patches around ... (25 of 234 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scoter

Oxford Dictionary:

scoter | scoters [related]

a northern diving duck that winters off the coast, the male of which has mainly black plumage.; Genus Melanitta, family Anatidae: three species (23 of 59 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scoter

Merriam-Webster:

scoter | scoters [plural] | Melanitta [genus]

any of a genus of sea ducks of chiefly coastal Eurasia, Canada, and the United States that have males with chiefly black plumage (23 of 47 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scoter

New World Dictionary:

scoter | scoters [plural]

any of several large, dark-colored sea ducks (genera Oidemia and Melanitta), found chiefly along the northern coasts of Europe and North America (22 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scoter

Random House Dictionary:

scoter | scoters [plural] | scooter

any of the large diving ducks of the genus "Melanitta", inhabiting northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere. (17 of 28 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/scoter

American Heritage Dictionary:

scoter | coot

Any of several dark-colored diving ducks of the genera "Oidemia" and "Melanitta", of northern coastal areas. (16 of 25 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scoter

Wiktionary:

scoter | scoters [plural] | scooter

Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genera Oidemia and Melanitta. (15 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scoter

Columbia Encyclopedia:

motorcycle | motor scooter | minibike | moped

motor vehicle whose design is based on the bicycle. The German inventor Gottlieb Daimler is generally credited with building the first practical ... (22 of 302 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0834221​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scooter [countable] | scooters [plural]

a child's vehicle consisting of a board with two small wheels and an upright handle. You stand on the board with one foot and push with the other. | a ... (29 of 67 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scooter

Cambridge Dictionary:

motor scooter

a very light motorcycle with small wheels (7 of 12 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/motor-scooter

scooter [entry 1]

a child's vehicle with two or three small wheels joined to the bottom of a narrow board and a long vertical handle fixed to the front wheel. It's ... (28 of 56 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scooter 1

Encarta Dictionary:

scoter | scoters [plural]

a large sea duck, the male of which has black feathers with white spots on its head. Native to: northern coasts of North America, southern ... (25 of 49 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861709042​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

scooter

Origin: "scoot"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scooter

scoot

Origin: probably via dialect from Old Norse skjōta, to "shoot"

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scoter | scoters [plural]

Origin: unknown

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Oxford Dictionary:

scoter

First use: late 17th century

Origin: perhaps an error for sooter (with reference to its black plumage)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scoter

Collins Dictionary:

scoter | scoters [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: origin unknown

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scoter

Merriam-Webster:

scoter | scoters [plural]

First use: about 1674

Origin: unknown

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scoter

Wiktionary:

scoter | scoters [plural] | scooter

Origin: Origin uncertain.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scoter

Audio references

Wiktionary:

scooter | scooters [plural] | scootered [past tense] | scootering [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scooter"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scooter

Collins Dictionary:

scooter

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scooter"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scooter

scoter | scoters [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scoter"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scoter

Macmillan British Dictionary:

scooter [countable] | scooters [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "scooter"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/scooter

Macmillan American Dictionary:

scooter [countable] | scooters [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scooter"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/scooter

Cambridge Dictionary:

scooter [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "scooter"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "scooter"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scooter 1

the Free Dictionary:

scooter

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scooter"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "scooter"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "scooter" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/scooter

scoter

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scoter"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "scoter"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "scoter" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/scoter

Google Dictionary:

scooter | scooters [plural] | scootered [past tense] | scootering [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "scooter"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=scooter

scoter | scoters [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "scoter"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=scoter

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

scooter

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scooter"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=scoote​01 word=scooter

scoter

Audio: North American pronunciation of "scoter"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=scoter​01 word=scoter

YourDictionary Audio:

scooter

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scooter" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scooter

scoter

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scoter" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scoter

freedictionary.org:

scooter

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scooter" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=scooter

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