carrier pigeon


noun

one of a breed of domestic pigeons having a large wattle around the base of the beak.
a homing pigeon trained to carry messages.

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Origin of carrier pigeon

First recorded in 1640–50
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British Dictionary definitions for carrier pigeon

carrier pigeon

noun

any homing pigeon, esp one used for carrying messages
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