Game laws
Game Game, a. 1. Having a resolute, unyielding spirit, like the gamecock; ready to fight to the last; plucky. [1913 Webster]

I was game . . . .I felt that I could have fought even to the death. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to such animals as are hunted for game, or to the act or practice of hunting. [1913 Webster]

{Game bag}, a sportsman's bag for carrying small game captured; also, the whole quantity of game taken.

{Game bird}, any bird commonly shot for food, esp. grouse, partridges, quails, pheasants, wild turkeys, and the shore or wading birds, such as plovers, snipe, woodcock, curlew, and sandpipers. The term is sometimes arbitrarily restricted to birds hunted by sportsmen, with dogs and guns.

{Game egg}, an egg producing a gamecock.

{Game laws}, laws regulating the seasons and manner of taking game for food or for sport.

{Game preserver}, a land owner who regulates the killing of game on his estate with a view to its increase. [Eng.]

{To be game}. (a) To show a brave, unyielding spirit. (b) To be victor in a game. [Colloq.]

{To die game}, to maintain a bold, unyielding spirit to the last; to die fighting. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • game laws — n. Federal and state laws that regulate the hunting of animals for sport or food. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

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  • game laws — Federal and state laws passed for the preservation of wildlife, usually forbidding the killing or capturing of specified game either entirely or during certain seasons, or by certain described means, or by restricting the number and type of game… …   Black's law dictionary

  • game laws — Federal and state laws passed for the preservation of wildlife, usually forbidding the killing or capturing of specified game either entirely or during certain seasons, or by certain described means, or by restricting the number and type of game… …   Black's law dictionary

  • game laws — /ˈgeɪm lɔz/ (say gaym lawz) plural noun the body of laws enacted for the preservation of game, as by restricting open seasons and the manner of hunting …   Australian English dictionary

  • game laws — hunting regulations, restrictions on hunting enacted for the preservation of certain animals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fish and game laws — Statutes, enacted in the interest of conservation of natural resources in fish and game in the wild state, which limit the taking of fish and game by establishing open and closed seasons and m some instances absolutely prohibiting the taking at… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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