game bird
noun Date: 1840 a bird that may be legally hunted according to the laws especially of a state of the United States

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  • Game bird — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • game bird — game′ bird n. any bird hunted chiefly for sport, as a quail or pheasant, esp. such a bird protected by game laws • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • game bird — ► NOUN 1) a bird shot for sport or food. 2) a bird of a large group that includes pheasants, grouse, quails, guineafowl, etc …   English terms dictionary

  • game bird — game ,bird noun count a bird that people hunt and kill for sport …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • game bird — noun any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport (Freq. 1) • Members of this Topic: ↑grouse, ↑quail, ↑pheasant • Hypernyms: ↑game, ↑gallinaceous bird, ↑gallinacean …   Useful english dictionary

  • game bird — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms game bird : singular game bird plural game birds a bird that people hunt and kill for sport …   English dictionary

  • game bird — game birds N COUNT: usu pl Game birds are birds which are shot for food or for sport. The sauce is good with other roasted game birds, too, not just pheasant …   English dictionary

  • game bird — any bird hunted chiefly for sport, as a quail or pheasant, esp. such a bird that is protected by game laws. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • game bird — noun 1》 a bird shot for sport or food. 2》 a bird of a large group that includes pheasants, grouse, quails, guineafowl, etc. [Order Galliformes.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • game bird — /ˈgeɪm bɜd/ (say gaym berd) noun 1. a bird hunted for sport, profit, or food. 2. such a bird, which is usually wild, raised for food, as pheasant, goose, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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