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chicken wire

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noun
  1. a light, wire netting having a large, hexagonal mesh, used especially as fencing.
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Origin of chicken wire

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for chicken wire

Historical Examples

  • I expect a sort of chicken-wire fence with flags on each side.

    Beginners Luck

    Emily Hahn

  • Provide a chicken-wire trellis; or let them run on a brush pile.

  • A trellis of chicken-wire makes an excellent support, as does the light lath fencing that may be bought or made at home.

  • And Schmetz came and finished the bulb bed by covering it carefully with two thicknesses of chicken-wire.

    A Woman Named Smith

    Marie Conway Oemler

  • It was almost one o'clock when he made his wet way under the fence, and followed the chicken-wire to the roosts.

    Mountain

    Clement Wood


British Dictionary definitions for chicken wire

chicken wire

noun
  1. wire netting with a hexagonal mesh
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