Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which scoops; specifically, a tool used by engravers on wood for cleaning out the white parts of a block. It somewhat resembles a small chisel, but is rounded underneath instead of being flat.
  • noun The scooping avoset: so called from the peculiar shape of the bill.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, scoops.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The avocet; -- so called because it scoops up the mud to obtain food.

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

  • noun A person who scoops.
  • noun Something that scoops.
  • noun The avocet, a bird that scoops up the mud to obtain food.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

scoop +‎ -er.

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