from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the form of a duck's bill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In printing, a projecting lip of stiff paper or cardboard pasted on the tympan of a hand-press to sustain and keep in place the sheet to be printed.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Supplanted by the square-toed, ankle-strapped duck's-bill shoe, which promptly became ridiculously wide.