Pigeon-breasted
Pigeon-breasted Pi"geon-breast`ed, a. Having a breast like a pigeon, -- the sternum being so prominent as to constitute a deformity; chicken-breasted. [1913 Webster]

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  • pigeon-breasted — adjective having a chest deformity marked by a projecting breastbone caused by infantile rickets • Syn: ↑chicken breasted • Similar to: ↑unshapely * * * adjective see pigeon breast * * * pigˈeon breastˈed or pigˈeon chested …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigeon-breasted — See pigeon breast. * * * …   Universalium

  • pigeon breast — pigeon breasted, adj. pigeon breastedness, n. Pathol. See chicken breast. Also called pigeon chest. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • pigeon breast — n. a deformity of the human chest occurring in rickets, etc., and characterized by a sharply projecting sternum like that of a pigeon pigeon breasted adj …   English World dictionary

  • pigeon-chested — (also pigeon breasted) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a narrow, projecting chest …   English terms dictionary

  • pigeon — 1. n. 1 any of several large usu. grey and white birds of the family Columbidae, esp. Columba livia, often domesticated and bred and trained to carry messages etc.; a dove (cf. rock pigeon). 2 a person easily swindled; a simpleton. Phrases and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pigeon breast — /ˈpɪdʒən brɛst/ (say pijuhn brest) noun a malformation of the chest in which there is abnormal projection of the sternum and sternal region, often associated with rickets. Also, pigeon chest. –pigeon breasted, adjective –pigeon breastedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • pigeon-chested — (also pigeon breasted) noun having a narrow, projecting chest …   English new terms dictionary

  • chicken-breasted — adjective having a chest deformity marked by a projecting breastbone caused by infantile rickets • Syn: ↑pigeon breasted • Similar to: ↑unshapely * * * adjective see chicken breast …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orange-breasted Green Pigeon — A pair in Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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