1) n. - Orig., a chicken; the young of a fowl; a young eaglet; a nestling; and hence, a feathered flying animal (see 2).
2) n. - A warm-blooded, feathered vertebrate provided with wings. See Aves.
3) n. - Specifically, among sportsmen, a game bird.
4) n. - Fig.: A girl; a maiden.
5) v. i. - To catch or shoot birds.
6) v. i. - Hence: To seek for game or plunder; to thieve.
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