- 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.
Origin: Middle English pulte, contr. of pulete, pullet
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Origin: Middle English pult, short for polet, from Old French poulet, diminutive of poule, polle, hen; see poulard.