Origin of poultMiddle English pulte, contr. of pulete, pullet
The definition of a poult is a young domestic chicken, turkey or other fowl that is being raised for food.
A young chicken being raised for food is an example of a poult.
A young fowl, especially a young turkey.
Origin of poultMiddle English pult young fowl, young chicken short for polet from Old French poulet diminutive of poule, polle hen ; see poulard .