fowling

fowling
fowl NOUN (pl. same or fowls) 1) (also domestic fowl) a domesticated bird derived from a junglefowl and kept for its eggs or flesh; a cock or hen. 2) any domesticated bird, e.g. a turkey or duck. 3) birds collectively, especially as the quarry of hunters.
DERIVATIVES fowler noun fowling noun.
ORIGIN Old English, related to FLY(Cf. ↑flyable).

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