Fowling
Fowl Fowl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fowled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fowling}.] To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc. [1913 Webster]

Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Fowling piece}, a light gun with smooth bore, adapted for the use of small shot in killing birds or small quadrupeds. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fowling — is a term which is perhaps better known in the Fens of eastern England than elsewhere. It was more than the commercial equivalent of the field sport of wildfowling, in that it includes all forms of bird catching for meat, feathers or any other… …   Wikipedia

  • fowling — /ˈfaʊlɪŋ/ (say fowling) noun the practice or sport of shooting or snaring birds …   Australian English dictionary

  • fowling — fowl ► NOUN (pl. same or fowls) 1) (also domestic fowl) a domesticated bird derived from a junglefowl and kept for its eggs or flesh; a cock or hen. 2) any domesticated bird, e.g. a turkey or duck. 3) birds collectively, especially as the quarry… …   English terms dictionary

  • fowling — /fow ling/, n. the practice or sport of shooting or snaring birds. [1350 1400; late ME foulynge. See FOWL, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fowling — fowl·ing || faÊŠlɪŋ n. bird hunting faÊŠl n. bird; chicken, rooster; domestic bird; meat from a chicken v. hunt birds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fowling — /fow ling/, n. the practice or sport of shooting or snaring birds. [1350 1400; late ME foulynge. See FOWL, ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fowling piece — n. a type of shotgun for hunting wild fowl …   English World dictionary

  • fowling piece — noun a light shotgun used for fowling • Hypernyms: ↑shotgun, ↑scattergun * * * noun Etymology: fowling from gerund of fowl (II) : a light gun for shooting birds or small quadrupeds * * * a shotgun for shooting wildfowl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fowling piece — Fowl Fowl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fowled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fowling}.] To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc. [1913 Webster] Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl. Blackstone. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fowling net — /ˈfaʊlɪŋ nɛt/ (say fowling net) noun a net for catching birds …   Australian English dictionary

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