carrier pigeon

noun
|Updated on: 26 Jun 2018

Definition of carrier pigeon

1 : a pigeon used to carry messages; especially : homing pigeon
2 : any of a breed of large long-bodied show pigeons

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First Known Use of carrier pigeon

1647

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CARRIER PIGEON Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of carrier pigeon for English Language Learners

  • : a type of pigeon that is trained to carry messages



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