- a person or thing that shovels
- a freshwater duck (Anas clypeata) with a very long, broad, flattened bill, living in the Northern Hemisphere mainly in marshesalso called northern shoveler
- One that shovels: a shoveler of snow; a fast shoveler.
- Any of several dabbling ducks of the genus Anas having long broad bills used to strain food from mud and water, especially the widely distributed species A. clypeata.
shovel +"Ž -er, in the duck's case from the shape of its bill.