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game fowl

noun
1.
a domestic fowl of a breed much used for fighting.
Origin of game fowl
1775-1785
1775-85
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  • Like the game fowl, it is terribly pugnacious, and in its native country is kept and trained for fighting.

    Poultry Hugh Piper
  • Before a battle those people consulted their game fowl to ascertain whether or not victory was about to attend their arms.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen
  • The flesh of the game fowl is beautifully white, and superior to that of all other breeds for richness and delicacy of flavour.

    Poultry Hugh Piper
  • I used to watch for the northward flight of the game fowl—wanted to go with the birds.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
  • Philippine Islands, named breeds of game fowl in the, i. 232.

  • Separate pens are also necessary, to avoid quarrelling among some of the highly-blooded birds, more particularly the game fowl.

    Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings
British Dictionary definitions for game fowl

game fowl

noun
1.
any of several breeds of domestic fowl reared for cockfighting
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