game fowl

  1. a domestic fowl of a breed much used for fighting.

Origin of game fowl

First recorded in 1775–85

Words Nearby game fowl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use game fowl in a sentence

  • I used to watch for the northward flight of the game fowl—wanted to go with the birds.

    A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
  • 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
  • Philippine Islands, named breeds of game fowl in the, i. 232.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for game fowl

game fowl

  1. any of several breeds of domestic fowl reared for cockfighting

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