birdcage

[burd-keyj]
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noun
  1. a cage for confining birds.
  2. something that resembles a birdcage in form.
  3. Slang. the airspace over an airport, together with the airplanes in it.

Origin of birdcage

First recorded in 1480–90; bird + cage
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Related Words for birdcage

hutch, corral, mew, pound, cage, enclosure, birdcage, lock-up

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British Dictionary definitions for birdcage

birdcage

noun
  1. a wire or wicker cage in which captive birds are kept
  2. any object of a similar shape, construction, or purpose
  3. Australian and NZ an area on a racecourse where horses parade before a race
  4. NZ informal a second-hand car dealer's yard
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Word Origin and History for birdcage
n.

also bird-cage, late 15c., from bird (n.1) + cage (n.).

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