from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various birds of the widely distributed family Columbidae, characteristically having plump bodies, small heads, and short legs, especially the rock dove or any of its domesticated varieties.
- n. Slang One who is easily swindled; a dupe.
- n. An object of special concern; an affair or matter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.
- n. A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.
- v. to deceive with a confidence game
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any bird of the order Columbæ, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.
- n. An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull.
- transitive v. To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pluck; fleece; strip of money by the tricks of gambling.
- n. Any bird of the family Columbidæ (which see for technical characters); a dove. ; ;
- n. A simpleton to be swindled; a gull: opposed to rook. See stool-pigeon.
- n. A toy consisting of a light propeller-wheel, which, on being made to revolve rapidly by means of a string wound about a shaft on which it rests, rises in the air in a short flight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
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