homing pigeon

noun

Definition of homing pigeon

: a racing pigeon trained to return home

Examples of homing pigeon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latest trend to rebuild the homing pigeon scene in the United States is something called a one-loft race. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 8 May 2021 Jardy suspects that this capsule slipped off the homing pigeon’s leg early in its journey. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2020 Officers responded to a report of a homing pigeon on the deck of a home in the 7000 block of Eagle Trail. Star Tribune, 19 Sep. 2020 Known for his self-deprecating sense of humor, Dedera once described filing a column from an old cavalry camp in the Mazatzal Wilderness Area via homing pigeon. John D'anna, azcentral, 3 Mar. 2020 The authorities have restricted live entertainment venues, ordered people to vacate apartments and banned flying kites, sky lanterns and even homing pigeons, a charming feature of many neighborhoods. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2019 While Vider’s head often can be found in the clouds alongside his birds, his nose was buried in books that taught him how to succeed in the business of homing pigeons. Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post, 24 July 2019 While Vider's head often can be found in the clouds alongside his birds, his nose was buried in books that taught him how to succeed in the business of homing pigeons. Elizabeth Hernandez, chicagotribune.com, 1 Aug. 2019 His predominant interest was in raising tumbling and homing pigeons, which reminded him of his childhood in Turkey. courant.com, 13 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of homing pigeon

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Homing pigeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homing%20pigeon. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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homing pigeon

noun
hom·​ing pigeon | \ ˈhō-miŋ- \

Kids Definition of homing pigeon

: a racing pigeon trained to return home

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