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henhouse

[hen-hous]
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noun, plural hen·hous·es [hen-hou-ziz] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a shelter for poultry.

Origin of henhouse

First recorded in 1505–15; hen + house
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Examples from the Web for henhouse

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  • The man that they were discussing had come round to them past the henhouse.

  • That's Sol Cobb's henhouse and the old rooster is in, judgin' by the signs.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Dad says he cal'lates we'll have to build a raft to get to the henhouse on.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • There was a small stable and a henhouse and yard just behind it.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Perez turned, looked as directed, and saw the henhouse in flames.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for henhouse

henhouse

noun
  1. a coop for hens
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