Fowl

Definition of Fowl

Pronunciation: foul
n.1.Any bird; esp., any large edible bird.
Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not.
- Matt. vi. 26.
2.Any domesticated bird used as food, as a hen, turkey, duck; in a more restricted sense, the common domestic cock or hen (Gallus domesticus).
Barndoor fowl
a fowl that frequents the barnyard; the common domestic cock or hen.
v. i.1.To catch or kill wild fowl, for game or food, as by shooting, or by decoys, nets, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Fowled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fowling.]
Such persons as may lawfully hunt, fish, or fowl.
- Blackstone.
Fowling piece
a light gun with smooth bore, adapted for the use of small shot in killing birds or small quadrupeds.

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