rock pigeon


Definition of rock pigeon

Examples of rock pigeon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The feral pigeons that inhabit the city today are the descendants of wild rock pigeons, also known as rock doves, which are native to Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia. Keith Williams, New York Times, 23 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rock pigeon.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of rock pigeon

1611, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About rock pigeon

Time Traveler for rock pigeon

Time Traveler

The first known use of rock pigeon was in 1611

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near rock pigeon

rock phosphate

rock pigeon

rock pile

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for rock pigeon

Cite this Entry

“Rock pigeon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!