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chicken coop

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noun
  1. a coop for chickens.
  2. Fox Hunting. a device for making it easier for a horse to jump wire fences, consisting of two wooden panels set on opposite sides of the fence with the tops of the panels joined at an angle so as to cover the wire.
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Origin of chicken coop

First recorded in 1780–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for chicken coop

Historical Examples

  • "You might let me tar the roof of the chicken-coop," begged Wendy.

    A harum-scarum schoolgirl

    Angela Brazil

  • Hilda, the statue is there waiting, and it's all boxed up like a chicken-coop.

    Cricket at the Seashore

    Elizabeth Westyn Timlow

  • Hold on—give me the other handle of that—look at it now, big as a chicken-coop!

    Felix O'Day

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • Well, I'd like to get a contract for a chicken-coop just to keep my hand in.

  • I has ter watch mer own chicken-coop ter keep chick'ns 'nuff fer Sunday eatin'.

    The Conjure Woman

    Charles W. Chesnutt