any bird hunted chiefly for sport, as a quail or pheasant, especially such a bird that is protected by game laws.
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Origin of game bird
First recorded in 1865–70
Words nearby game bird
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Example sentences from the Web for game bird
Chicken-hazard is scotched, not killed; but a poor, weazened, etiolated biped is that once game-bird now.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims|Andrew Steinmetz
If you spread open the wing of any game-bird, you will find the upper part (near the second joint) more or less bare.Dog Breaking|William Nelson Hutchinson
British Dictionary definitions for game bird
a bird of any species hunted as game
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