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hom·ing pigeon

(hō′mĭng)
n.
A pigeon trained to return to its home roost.

homing pigeon

n
(Animals) any breed of pigeon developed for its homing instinct, used for carrying messages or for racing. Also called: homer

hom′ing pi`geon


n.
a pigeon trained to carry messages and return home.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homing pigeon - pigeon trained to return homehoming pigeon - pigeon trained to return home  
domestic pigeon - domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
carrier pigeon - a homing pigeon used to carry messages
Translations
postagalamb
pombo correio

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homing pigeon

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