- a structure, usually at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons.
- flutter the dovecotes, to cause a stir in a quiet or conservative institution or group: The flamboyant manner of the tourists fluttered the dovecotes of the sleepy New England town.
Origin of dovecote
Examples from the Web for dovecote
Historical Examples of dovecote
Would my Lady think proper to allow a dovecote with silver pins?A Forgotten Hero
Emily Sarah Holt
As soon as they were inside the dovecote, the two accomplices were not acquainted.The Surprises of Life
I cannot ascertain the position of the rock Peristereon (dovecote).Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text
See you later,' said Demi, swinging himself down at the door of the Dovecote.Jo's Boys
Louisa May Alcott
The little kitchen, the poultry-house, the dovecote, were in ruins.Strange True Stories of Louisiana
George Washington Cable
- a structure for housing pigeons, often raised on a pole or set on a wall, containing compartments for the birds to roost and lay eggs