pigeon (noun) LISTEN
A pigeon is a bird, popular in most parts of the world.
- The old man sat on the park bench and fed bread crumbs to the pigeons.
- Pigeons often perch under bridges.
clay pigeon: a piece of clay or other material that is thrown in the air and used as a target for shooting.
stool pigeon: a police informant. Example: “Lefty is a stool pigeon. No wonder we were arrested!”
Did you know?
A homing pigeon (carrier pigeon) is a breed of pigeon that can find its way home. Homing pigeons are used to carry messages from a remote location, back to their home base.
In pop culture
Cyndi Lauper’s song, “Sally’s Pigeons,” is about homing pigeons in her neighborhood. Watch the video.