- one of a breed of domestic pigeons having a large wattle around the base of the beak.
- a homing pigeon trained to carry messages.
Origin of carrier pigeon
Examples from the Web for carrier pigeon
Historical Examples of carrier pigeon
It is not by instinct, but by sight, that the carrier-pigeon guides its course.
I want to hear all of it, all that you had no room to tell me in your carrier-pigeon messages.The Saracen: The Holy War
Like the carrier-pigeon, let it go, to return with glad tidings, or none at all.The Puddleford Papers,
H. H. Riley
It is not Halil but a pigeon—a carrier-pigeon bringing a letter.Halil the Pedlar
A good deal of excitement was caused by the capture of a carrier-pigeon in Norway.
- any homing pigeon, esp one used for carrying messages