- a light, wire netting having a large, hexagonal mesh, used especially as fencing.
Origin of chicken wire
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for chicken wire
I expect a sort of chicken-wire fence with flags on each side.Beginners Luck
Provide a chicken-wire trellis; or let them run on a brush pile.
A trellis of chicken-wire makes an excellent support, as does the light lath fencing that may be bought or made at home.
And Schmetz came and finished the bulb bed by covering it carefully with two thicknesses of chicken-wire.A Woman Named Smith</p>
Marie Conway Oemler
It was almost one o'clock when he made his wet way under the fence, and followed the chicken-wire to the roosts.Mountain
- wire netting with a hexagonal mesh
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