homing pigeon


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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

homing pigeon

nBrieftaube f

homing pigeon

npiccione m viaggiatore
References in classic literature ?
Free, like a homing pigeon, he headed blindly and directly for the beach and the salt sea over which had floated the Arangi, on her deck Skipper in command.
The man could not explain how, like a homing pigeon, he had found his way to his own old mess again.
Straight as homing pigeons, the two made their way toward the ruin and desolation that had once been the center of their happy lives, and which was soon to be restored by the willing black hands of laughing laborers, made happy again by the return of the master and mistress whom they had mourned as dead.
Pesky was a homing pigeon and a racing pigeon so the fact that he had stopped in North Yorkshire suggested he wasn't a very good homing pigeon.
This well-researched historical novel presents a wealth of period detail and develops a romantic story inspired by the actual discovery, reported in newspapers more than a half century after the war, of the skeleton of an English homing pigeon carrying a still-legible coded message which has yet to be decoded.
This is the MacArthur competition -- the Philippines' longest homing pigeon race.
Science has never concretely explained the homing pigeon's skills.
Llanbradach councillor Colin Mann said he has been advised by the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union that the birds cannot be moved.
Jul 23-Aug 23 LEO YOU'VE been worried that you've lost your homing pigeon, after he went missing.
The homing pigeon is considered the 'best' of its kind and the price of a single pigeon may reach more than SR100,000 ($26,666)." He also said that homing pigeons "are rare in Madinah because no competitions are organized here.
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Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the NSA used bird names like, "Thieving Magpie" and " (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3229452-Homing-Pigeon.html) Homing Pigeon ,"to refer to in-flight surveilling programs involving telephone calls.