chicken wire

chicken wire
noun Etymology: from its use for making enclosures for chickens Date: circa 1904 a light galvanized wire netting of hexagonal mesh

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  • chicken wire — ☆ chicken wire n. light, pliable wire fencing, used esp. for enclosing chicken coops …   English World dictionary

  • chicken wire — n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Because it is used for making a fence around an area where chickens are kept] a type of thin wire net used to make fences for chickens …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chicken wire — chicken ,wire noun uncount a type of light wire net used especially for making fences for keeping chickens inside an area …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Chicken wire — For the structure pattern in chemistry, see Chicken wire (chemistry). Close up of chicken wire used in a chicken coop. Chicken wire, or poultry netting, is a mesh of wire commonly used to fence poultry livestock. It is made of thin, flexible… …   Wikipedia

  • chicken wire — noun a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh; used to build fences • Hypernyms: ↑net, ↑network, ↑mesh, ↑meshing, ↑meshwork * * * noun [noncount] : a type of strong wire that is used especially to make fences * * * ˈchicken wire 7 [chicken …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken wire — noun a) a mesh of wire, usually galvanized, with a hexagonal pattern, generally used for making fences, especially for enclosures for small farm animals and pets. Youll recall that normally any old hen had sense enough not to run or fly into a… …   Wiktionary

  • chicken wire — N UNCOUNT Chicken wire is a type of thin wire netting …   English dictionary

  • chicken wire — /ˈtʃɪkən waɪə/ (say chikuhn wuyuh) noun a light gauge wire netting suitable for enclosing chickens and for a number of other uses, as protecting vegetable gardens, etc. Also, chicken mesh …   Australian English dictionary

  • chicken wire — chick′en wire n. bui a light wire netting having a large hexagonal mesh, used esp. as fencing • Etymology: 1915–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • chicken wire — a light, wire netting having a large, hexagonal mesh, used esp. as fencing. [1915 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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