chu·​kar | \ ˈchə-kər How to pronounce chukar (audio) also chə-ˈkär \

Definition of chukar

: a grayish-brown Eurasian partridge (Alectoris chukar) introduced as a game bird into arid mountainous regions of the western U.S.

called also chukar partridge

Examples of chukar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The clays will fly in a few different directions, but always out in front and away from you…just like pheasants, chukar, and quail normally do. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "6 Tips for Becoming a Crack Shot with Your Shotgun Inside 40 Yards," 10 June 2020 To most, a partridge probably brings to mind something like the plump little chukar, a partridge native to Eurasia and introduced to North America as a game bird. National Geographic, "Do Partridges Really Live in Pear Trees?," 23 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of chukar

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chukar

Hindi cakor & Urdu chakor

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Cite this Entry

“Chukar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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