Definition of boat-billed in English:

boat-billed

adjective

  • Chiefly in the names of birds: having a broad beak likened to the hull of a boat.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Latham (1740–1837), naturalist. From boat + billed.

Pronunciation

boat-billed

/ˈbəʊtbɪld/