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small game

noun
1.
wild animals and birds hunted for sport, as rabbits or doves, that are smaller than animals, as deer and bears, classified as big game.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • They ate small game only if it was slow moving-tortoises and limpets were popular.
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  • The breed has a rich chocolate brown coat and is an all-around hunter used for small game birds.
  • The lodge also has big and small game hunts throughout the year.
  • Hunters can take advantage of the small game,waterfowl and deer.
  • Amenities include a swimming pool, air conditioned bath houses and a small game room.
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  • The forest allows both big and small game hunting, as well as fishing.
  • There's a small game room with a billiards table and a media screening room.
  • When hunting small game, they work together and communicate with purring sounds.
British Dictionary definitions for small game

small game

noun
1.
(Brit) small animals that are hunted for sport
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