Dovecote
Dovecot Dove"cot`, Dovecote Dove"cote`, n. A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house. [1913 Webster]

Like an eagle in a dovecote, I Fluttered your Volscians in Corioli. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • dovecote — UK [ˈdʌvˌkəʊt] / US [ˈdʌvˌkoʊt] or dovecot UK [ˈdʌvˌkɒt] / US [ˈdʌvˌkɑt] noun [countable] Word forms dovecote : singular dovecote plural dovecotes a small house for doves or pigeons …   English dictionary

  • dovecote — early 15c., from DOVE (Cf. dove) (n.) + COTE (Cf. cote) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dovecote — (also dovecot) ► NOUN ▪ a shelter with nest holes for domesticated pigeons …   English terms dictionary

  • dovecote — [dovekät΄duv′kōt΄, duv′kät΄] n. [ME douvecote: see DOVE1 & COT2] a small house or box with compartments for nesting pigeons, usually on a pole: also dovecot [dovekät΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Dovecote — For other uses, see Dovecote (disambiguation). A dovecote or dovecot (Scots: Doocot) is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves. Dovecotes may be square or circular free standing structures or built into the end of a house or barn. They… …   Wikipedia

  • dovecote — noun a) A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house. b) In medieval Europe, a round or square structure of stone or wood, free standing or built… …   Wiktionary

  • dovecote — [[t]dʌ̱vkɒt, koʊt[/t]] dovecotes also dovecot N COUNT A dovecote is a small building or a container for pigeons or doves to live in …   English dictionary

  • dovecote — also dovecot noun Date: 15th century 1. a small compartmented raised house or box for domestic pigeons 2. a settled or harmonious group or organization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dovecote — /duv koht /, n. 1. a structure, usually at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons. 2. flutter the dovecotes, to cause a stir in a quiet or conservative institution or group: The flamboyant manner of the tourists fluttered the… …   Universalium

  • dovecote — dove|cote [ dʌv,kout ] or dove|cot [ dʌv,kat ] noun count a small house for doves or PIGEONS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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