Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The wigeon of the Americas.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person with a bald head.
  • noun In ornithology, a kind of duck with white on the head; a widgeon, Mareca penelope and M. americana. See cut under widgeon.
  • Lacking hair on the pate; shorn of hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Destitute of hair on the head; baldheaded.
  • noun A baldheaded person.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The American widgeon (Anas Americana).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A bald-headed person.
  • noun A bird, the American wigeon (Anas americana).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person whose head is bald
  • noun a widgeon the male of which has a white crown

Etymologies

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bald +‎ pate

Examples

  • In the Hand The male's white crown patch, which gives the bird the nickname "baldpate," is impossible to miss, but it can be indistinct until November.

    Field Guide: Know Your Waterfowl

  • In the Hand The male's white crown patch, which gives the bird the nickname "baldpate," is impossible to miss, but it can be indistinct until November.

    Field Guide: Know Your Waterfowl

  • Standing about four inches shorter than Stefàn, but more solidly built, he sported a shiny baldpate and his skin was the color of creamy peanut butter.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

  • Standing about four inches shorter than Stefàn, but more solidly built, he sported a shiny baldpate and his skin was the color of creamy peanut butter.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

  • Standing about four inches shorter than Stefàn, but more solidly built, he sported a shiny baldpate and his skin was the color of creamy peanut butter.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

  • Standing about four inches shorter than Stefàn, but more solidly built, he sported a shiny baldpate and his skin was the color of creamy peanut butter.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

  • He was thin with a fringe of white hair around his ears and nothing on top but baldpate.

    I Am Not A Psychic!

  • He was thin with a fringe of white hair around his ears and nothing on top but baldpate.

    I Am Not A Psychic!

  • He was thin with a fringe of white hair around his ears and nothing on top but baldpate.

    I Am Not A Psychic!

  • A paunchy fifty-four years old, he habitually wore a suit and bow tie, which went well with his toothbrush mustache and baldpate.

    Delizia!

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  • Obsolete name for American wigeon.

    December 7, 2007