Game fowl

Game fowl
Game fowl Game" fowl` (g[=a]m"foul`). (Zo["o]l.) A handsome breed of the common fowl, remarkable for the great courage and pugnacity of the males. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • game fowl — n. any of a breed of fowl trained for cockfighting …   English World dictionary

  • game fowl — noun any of several breeds reared for cockfighting • Hypernyms: ↑domestic fowl, ↑fowl, ↑poultry * * * noun Etymology: game (I) : a bird of any of various strains of domestic fowls developed originally chiefly for the production of fighting cocks… …   Useful english dictionary

  • game fowl — /ˈgeɪm faʊl/ (say gaym fowl) noun 1. a fowl of any species regarded as game or the object of hunting. 2. a domestic fowl of a breed used for fighting …   Australian English dictionary

  • game fowl — a domestic fowl of a breed much used for fighting. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • game-fowl — …   Useful english dictionary

  • exhibition game fowl — noun : a game fowl of the Modern Game class bred for show and selected especially for perfection of form, carriage, and feathering compare pit game fowl …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit game fowl — noun : a game fowl of the Modern Game class that is bred primarily for fighting and selected for vigor, muscularity, and aggressiveness compare exhibition game fowl …   Useful english dictionary

  • game — game1 [gām] n. [ME < OE gamen, akin to OFris game, OHG gaman < ? IE base * gwhemb , to leap merrily] 1. any form of play or way of playing; amusement; recreation; sport; frolic; play 2. a) any specific contest, engagement, amusement,… …   English World dictionary

  • fowl — Synonyms and related words: Bantam, Cornish hen, avifauna, baby bird, banty, barn door fowl, barnyard fowl, beat, biddy, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • game — Wild birds and beasts. The word includes all game birds, game fowl, and game animals. State ex rel. Sofeico v. Hefferman, 41 N.M. 219, 67 P.2d 240, 246. A sport, pastime or contest. A contrivance which has for its object to furnish sport,… …   Black's law dictionary

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