Definition of homing pigeon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


homing pigeon

BrE BrE//ˈhəʊmɪŋ pɪdʒɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊmɪŋ pɪdʒɪn//
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a pigeon (= a type of bird) that has been trained to find its way home from a long distance away, and that people race against other pigeons for sport See related entries: Birds
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homing pigeon