- a shelter for poultry.
Origin of henhouse
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Examples from the Web for hen-house
Would you take me out to the hen-house, to see your cock and hen, Mrs. Owen?
As Mrs. Owen came near the hen-house, she stood still, in amazement.
The boys' hen-house, however, which was in the yard, had never been troubled.Two Little Confederates
Thomas Nelson Page
And I dodged on off, sorter laughin' as I ducked behind the hen-house.Old Ebenezer
Mother (to little girl who had been sent to the hen-house for eggs): "Well, dear, were there no eggs?"Jokes For All Occasions
- a coop for hens
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Word Origin and History for hen-house
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