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Online we have five different meanings for canary:

  • having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow
  • any of several small Old World finches
  • a female singer
  • a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge
  • someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

I have a sixth:

  • a fail bird that dies as an warning indicator

My question is: What is a synonym for canary? (being a fail bird that dies as an warning indicator)

marked as duplicate by curiousdannii, NVZ, Helmar, tchrist Oct 13 '16 at 11:52

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    Whre did you take the sixth definition from? – user66974 Oct 13 '16 at 8:43
  • Are you after something like cannon fodder? – Chenmunka Oct 13 '16 at 10:18