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[hen-hous] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊs/
noun, plural henhouses
[hen-hou-ziz] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a shelter for poultry.
Origin of henhouse
First recorded in 1505-15; hen + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A shell fell on the outlying section and blew up a henhouse, killing nearly a dozen fowls and blowing a big hole in the ground.

    Air Service Boys Over The Rhine Charles Amory Beach
  • They were china eggs which I found in Farmer Green's henhouse.

    The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Thenceforth the chickens, big and little, were all shut up in the henhouse at night.

  • Among these was a foolish, fat hen who lived in Farmer Green's henhouse.

    The Tale of Grumpy Weasel Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Hiding behind a box in the darkest corner of the henhouse, he hardly dared to breathe.

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
  • He believed that the fox had only happened to enter his henhouse by accident.

  • If only there was some way of getting in that henhouse at night, there would be no trouble at all.

    Old Granny Fox Thornton W. Burgess
British Dictionary definitions for henhouse


a coop for hens
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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