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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A carrier pigeon on a passage can achieve a high rate of speed, and Winn reefed again.
A carrier pigeon flies home, and so we say it "knows" the way.
I must reiterate that the restraining order is still in place and you must not contact her - whether it's by carrier pigeon or WhatsApp.
THE story of a First World War carrier pigeon that delivered a vital message despite being mortally wounded by a German sniper can finally be told.
During the event a carrier pigeon bearing a prayer for peace, which was written during WWI, will be released.
Only four perspective winners are to advance to the final, he said, elaborating that to qualify to the next round, the rival must secure that his or her hoopoe catches a carrier pigeon.
One pigeon called The Mocker flew 52 missions before he was wounded and carrier pigeon Cher Ami - "Dear Friend" in French - helped save the lives of American soldiers caught in friendly fire.
According to the website Gizmodo, if island residents wanted to know what was going on with the rest of the world, they had to rely on the carrier pigeon system and copies of the Los Angeles Times arriving by boat.
The developer is transforming the century-old factory where the modern bra originated and where military parachutes and carrier pigeon vests were manufactured during VWVII into a series of loft apartments.
Better prepared for the crowd was Perthshire comic Jim Smith, a farmer when not on stage, who did hilarious takes on the extinction of Teuchters and how he'd had his carrier pigeon "fraped".
In addition, a digital experience and social hub, Central Perch, has been created to invite users to send friends social messages through a carrier pigeon that delivers custom messages to their Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) message inbox.
London, December 27 ( ANI ): The historical advisor to Bletchley Park has said that the Canadian historian's solution to the World War II cipher that was found strapped to the leg of a dead carrier pigeon is just silly.