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n. pl. fowl or fowls
1. Any of various birds of the order Galliformes, especially the common, widely domesticated chicken (Gallus domesticus).
a. A bird, such as a duck, goose, turkey, or pheasant, that is used as food or hunted as game.
b. The flesh of such birds used as food.
3. A bird of any kind.
intr.v. fowled, fowl·ing, fowls
To hunt, trap, or shoot wildfowl.

[Middle English foul, from Old English fugol; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

fowl′er n.


 (fou′lər), Henry Watson 1858-1933.
British lexicographer who collaborated with his brother Francis (1871-1918) on The King's English (1906) and the Concise Oxford Dictionary (1911). He also wrote A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926).


, William Alfred 1911-1995.
American astrophysicist who shared a 1983 Nobel Prize for his work on the structure and evolution of stars, especially the formation of chemical elements within stars.


(Biography) Henry Watson. 1858–1933, English lexicographer and grammarian; compiler of Modern English Usage (1926)


(ˈfaʊ lər)

H(enry) W(atson), 1858–1933, English lexicographer.
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Noun1.Fowler - English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)Fowler - English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
2.fowler - someone who hunts wild birds for food
hunter, huntsman - someone who hunts game
References in classic literature ?
Down in the Emily's cabin was them three soaks--you know them-- Fowler and Curtis and that Brahms chap.
A FOWLER, taking his bird-lime and his twigs, went out to catch birds.
He said, just now, before he went out, he should send word to Cox to distrain, if Fowler didn't come and pay up his arrears this week.
Fowler being a persevering man, as a good seaman should be, blockaded the house, and having met you succeeded by certain arguments, metallic or otherwise, in convincing you that your interests were the same as his.
Fowler was a very kind-spoken, free-handed gentleman," said Mrs.
He had therefore experience to guide him, as well as hope, that he might again, as formerly, be delivered as a prey from the fowler.
Only they seem to forget that my friends are not more stupid than the birds, and that they will not wait for the hand of the fowler to extend over their wings.
but they come to our lure like chicks to the fowler.
The bee is a bird I have never been compelled to seek," returned the other, laughing; "though I have, too, been something of a fowler in my time.
The people wherewith you plant ought to be gardeners, ploughmen, laborers, smiths, carpenters, joiners, fishermen, fowlers, with some few apothecaries, surgeons, cooks, and bakers.
In vain he described the bird to his attendants, who rushed at his first call; in vain they sought the wonderful creature both on horse and foot, and summoned the fowlers to their aid: the bird could nowhere be found.
In this he had to help him not only the fowlers by profession, but also his attendants, who excelled in this art.