a cage for confining birds.
something that resembles a birdcage in form.
Slang. the airspace over an airport, together with the airplanes in it.

Origin of birdcage

First recorded in 1480–90; bird + cage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for birdcage

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

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British Dictionary definitions for birdcage



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

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

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