chicken wire

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noun

a light, wire netting having a large, hexagonal mesh, used especially as fencing.

Nearby words

  1. chicken shit,
  2. chicken snake,
  3. chicken switch,
  4. chicken tetrazzini,
  5. chicken turtle,
  6. chicken with its head cut off,
  7. chicken-and-egg,
  8. chicken-fried,
  9. chicken-fry,
  10. chicken-hearted

Origin of chicken wire

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for chicken wire

chicken wire

noun

wire netting with a hexagonal mesh
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