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game fowl

a domestic fowl of a breed much used for fighting.
Origin of game fowl
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Philippine Islands, named breeds of game fowl in the, i. 232.

  • Before a battle those people consulted their game fowl to ascertain whether or not victory was about to attend their arms.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen
  • Like the game fowl, it is terribly pugnacious, and in its native country is kept and trained for fighting.

    Poultry Hugh Piper
  • The flesh of the game fowl is beautifully white, and superior to that of all other breeds for richness and delicacy of flavour.

    Poultry Hugh Piper
  • Separate pens are also necessary, to avoid quarrelling among some of the highly-blooded birds, more particularly the game fowl.

    Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings
  • I used to watch for the northward flight of the game fowl—wanted to go with the birds.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
British Dictionary definitions for game fowl

game fowl

any of several breeds of domestic fowl reared for cockfighting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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