a game bird, especially a wild duck, goose, or swan.

before 1000; Middle English wilde foul, Old English wildefugl. See wild, fowl

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wildfowl (ˈwaɪldˌfaʊl)
1.  any bird that is hunted by man, esp any duck or similar aquatic bird
2.  such birds collectively
adj, —n

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One of the key tools of the trade for wildfowl hunters in those days was live decoys, also known as call birds.
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