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.
any young fowl, as a turkey
Origin of poultMiddle English pulte, contr. of pulete, pullet
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.