: a young fowl
especially : a young turkey

Examples of poult in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This created more pressure on poult production, which was already struggling. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 3 May 2023 But the 2-day-old poult delivered by a Good Samaritan to REGI at midnight June 6, 2010 beat the odds. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Nov. 2021 After the poult recovered from its injuries and got more mobile, Marge noticed Tori was extremely observant. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Nov. 2021 The ill poult got round-the-clock attention by Don and Marge. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Nov. 2021 Rick Langley, wildlife program manager with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, says 2020 poult production likely suffered in some areas after another year of record drought throughout much of the state. Brian Lovett, Outdoor Life, 8 Jan. 2021 Turkey predators include hawks, coyotes, foxes and wolves, as well as raccoons and opossums, which like to eat turkey eggs and chicks (called poults). Jason Bittel, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2019 The Mass Wildlife website says that the eggs hatch after about 28 days, and the offspring, known as poults, can be seen tagging along with their mother around the beginning of June. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Nov. 2019 The Department of Environmental Management is providing a form online that can be submitted when anyone sees a wild turkey, either an adult hen or a young turkey, known as poults. USA TODAY, 12 June 2019 See More

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Word History


Middle English polet, pulte young fowl — more at pullet

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poult was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Poult.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poult. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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