small game


noun

wild animals and birds hunted for sport, as rabbits or doves, that are smaller than animals, as deer and bears, classified as big game.

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Origin of small game

First recorded in 1810–20
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Example sentences from the Web for small game

  • He was out hunting, the last day of small-game season, and somebody mistook him for a turkey.

    Day of the Moron|Henry Beam Piper
  • Ten, fifteen,—twenty of the items of small-game were grasped in mid-air, as if they were creatures in flight.

    The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for small game

small game

noun

British small animals that are hunted for sport
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