small game



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

Origin of small game

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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


British small animals that are hunted for sport

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