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chicken wire

a light, wire netting having a large, hexagonal mesh, used especially as fencing.
Origin of chicken wire
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The man was surrounded by bushel baskets, and he held a long-handled crab net made of chicken wire.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • This is done with chicken wire, or with willows or old staves where they can be had.

    Training for the Trenches Leslie Vickers
  • The scaling ladders and chicken wire were left behind, as it was feared they might be seen too easily.

  • The wire netting is chicken wire, inch and a half mesh, and three feet wide.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • Somebody found this out, and a net of chicken wire had been placed across the river in No Man's Land.

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
  • Train them on brush or chicken wire, and keep them well watered in order to get the best results.

    Gardening for Little Girls Olive Hyde Foster
  • For artillery cover this was knotted in fish nets and chicken wire.

  • Viewed close up the completed article looks to be exactly what it is—chicken wire festooned thickly with gaudy rags.

    The Glory of The Coming Irvin S. Cobb
  • This is a small box 10″ by 8″ by 6″ covered with 10 a chicken wire of about one inch mesh on the top.

    Practical Skunk Raising William Edwin Pratt
British Dictionary definitions for chicken wire

chicken wire

wire netting with a hexagonal mesh
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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