from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bird, such as a pheasant or grouse, that is widely hunted for sport.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bird that is hunted for sport, especially one used for food
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird ordinarily pursued for sport or profit, or which is or may be the subject of a game-law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
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