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game bird

any bird hunted chiefly for sport, as a quail or pheasant, especially such a bird that is protected by game laws.
Origin of game bird
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This strange and sonorous cry was produced by a game bird called grouse in the United States.

    The Mysterious Island Jules Verne
  • Preserve and mount the skin of a game bird, or animal, killed in season.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • There is something in a game bird over and above its pound of flesh.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • "I shouldn't care to be a game bird," Turkey Proudfoot remarked.

    The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot Arthur Scott Bailey
  • How anxious are some of our farmers as well as the sportsmen to have the meadow lark classed as a pest or as a game bird.

    Conservation Reader Harold W. Fairbanks
  • It builds its nest on the ground and is a game bird popular with the sportsman.

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
  • The Mongolian pheasant as a game bird has his merits and demerits.

  • But give the valley quail cover in which to hide and it can and will out-hide any game bird except the Montezuma quail of Mexico.

  • The black swan can hardly be called a game bird, but it is shot on all the lakes and swamps along the southern coast.

    Australian Pictures Howard Willoughby
  • It is as big as a pheasant, and is known as the Griff's pheasant because new arrivals in India sometimes shoot it as a game bird.

British Dictionary definitions for game bird

game bird

a bird of any species hunted as game
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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