carrier pigeon

noun

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

Examples of carrier pigeon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But without the trade war, there would still be a reckoning at some point for TikTok, as there was in turn for Twitter, Facebook, TV, radio, the telephone, the telegraph and the carrier pigeon. Eva Dou, Washington Post, "Why TikTok was destined to land in Trump’s crosshairs," 4 Aug. 2020 Even his carrier pigeons were inspired to feats of heroism. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, "War, Fever, and Baseball in 1918," 29 Mar. 2020 The Rothschilds supposedly owe much of their fortune to a carrier pigeon that brought news of the French defeat at the Battle of Waterloo faster than ships. The Economist, "The stockmarket is now run by computers, algorithms and passive managers," 5 Oct. 2019 These supplies, ranging from M-4 tanks, 240-mm howitzers and flame throwers, to bazookas, razor blades, and carrier pigeon free, were moved by ships on a rigid timetable. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 These supplies, ranging from M-4 tanks, 240-mm howitzers and flame throwers, to bazookas, razor blades, and carrier pigeon free, were moved by ships on a rigid timetable. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 These supplies, ranging from M-4 tanks, 240-mm howitzers and flame throwers, to bazookas, razor blades, and carrier pigeon free, were moved by ships on a rigid timetable. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 These supplies, ranging from M-4 tanks, 240-mm howitzers and flame throwers, to bazookas, razor blades, and carrier pigeon free, were moved by ships on a rigid timetable. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 These supplies, ranging from M-4 tanks, 240-mm howitzers and flame throwers, to bazookas, razor blades, and carrier pigeon free, were moved by ships on a rigid timetable. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of carrier pigeon

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Aug 2020

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“Carrier pigeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carrier%20pigeon. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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carrier pigeon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of carrier pigeon

: a type of pigeon that is trained to carry messages

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