wild·​fowl | \ ˈwī(-ə)ld-ˌfau̇(-ə)l How to pronounce wildfowl (audio) \

Definition of wildfowl

: a game bird especially : a game waterfowl (such as a wild duck or goose)

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wildfowler \ ˈwī(-​ə)ld-​ˌfau̇-​lər How to pronounce wildfowl (audio) \ noun
wildfowling \ ˈwī(-​ə)ld-​ˌfau̇-​liŋ How to pronounce wildfowl (audio) \ noun

Examples of wildfowl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first hunting trips I was allowed to go on, as an observer, were for the wildfowl available near home, pheasants, ducks and geese. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Old but sound advice for shotgun success: Don’t aim, just look," 13 June 2020 Decoy-making and wildfowl hunting in the Susquehanna Flats of the Upper Chesapeake Bay is featured in the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. Algerina Perna, baltimoresun.com, "Exploring historical Havre de Grace," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of wildfowl

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wildfowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildfowl. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wildfowl

: birds (such as ducks and geese) that live in the wild especially near water and are often hunted

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