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chicken coop

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noun

a coop for chickens.
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
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