carrier pigeon

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carrier pigeon

n.
1. A homing pigeon, especially one trained to carry messages.
2. Any of various breeds of large domestic pigeons having prominent wattles around the beak.

carrier pigeon

n
(Breeds) any homing pigeon, esp one used for carrying messages

car′rier pig`eon


n.
1. one of a breed of domestic pigeons having a large wattle.
2. a homing pigeon.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrier pigeon - a homing pigeon used to carry messagescarrier pigeon - a homing pigeon used to carry messages
homing pigeon, homer - pigeon trained to return home
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It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort of talent,--almost like a carrier-pigeon.
Because," said Father Brown, "barring carrier-pigeons, somebody must have brought her the letter.
The carrier-pigeon hunt competition in which 430 people are taking part, with 10 rivals competing daily, carried on today.

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