game bird

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game bird

n.
A bird, such as a pheasant or grouse, that is widely hunted for sport.

game bird

n
(Hunting) a bird of any species hunted as game

game′ bird`


n.
any bird hunted chiefly for sport, as a quail or pheasant, esp. such a bird protected by game laws.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.game bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sportgame bird - any bird (as grouse or pheasant) that is hunted for sport
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
grouse - popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
phasianid - a kind of game bird in the family Phasianidae
tinamou, partridge - heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
game - animal hunted for food or sport
grouse - flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
quail - flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
pheasant - flesh of a pheasant; usually braised
Translations

game bird

nuccello da cacciagione
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The voyageurs or boatmen were the rank and file in the service of the trader, and even the hardy "men of the north," those great rufflers and game birds, were fain to be paddled from point to point of their migrations.
No," replied Tarzan; "the game hereabout is timid, nor do I care particularly about hunting game birds or antelope.
There was no one part of it better than another; it was all desolate and rocky; nothing living on it but game birds which I lacked the means to kill, and the gulls which haunted the outlying rocks in a prodigious number.
Law was a sort of cock-fight, in which it was the business of injured honesty to get a game bird with the best pluck and the strongest spurs.
Animal Aid has accused Wales' biggest quango of tolerating breaches of regulations governing game birds reared for shooting on land it looks after for the Welsh Government.
Lurther phase-out of lead ammunition for hunting in California will continue on July 1, 2016, when nonlead ammunition will be required when hunting with shotguns for upland game birds (except for dove, quail and snipe), small game mammals, fur-bearing mammals and nongame birds except for when hunting at licensed game bird clubs.
Recognized as fabulous game birds, pheasants were introduced to North America in 1881 and have been locally stocked since 1906.
Game birds are, in some cases, intensively farmed and transported to the countryside.
Books also writes of the game birds that hunters pursue and admire: grouse, quail, woodcock, doves, chukars, Hungarian partridge, and waterfowl.
HUNDREDS of game birds were released at Nick Clegg's grace and favour home after the roof of a pen was forced open in an attack blamed on animal-rights activists.
Specialities include seared starters of scallops combined with black and white pudding, topped with sweet pureed apple and main courses of game pie with venison, game birds, chocolate (yes, that's 100 per cent cocoa chocolate, in case you were wondering), served with potato and autumn greens.
A change in federal regulations has allowed Pennsylvania this year to increase possession limits for most migratory game birds from two times the daily bag limit to three times the daily bag limit.