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[hen-koop, -koo p]
  1. a large cage or coop for housing poultry.
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Origin of hencoop

First recorded in 1690–1700; hen + coop
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Examples from the Web for hencoop

Historical Examples

  • Up and down he walked beneath the tree like a fox caught in a hencoop.

    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    Howard Pyle

  • Their families ate the birds, and the hencoop was split into firewood with a hatchet.

    Amy Foster

    Joseph Conrad

  • "Seems to be something like a hencoop back of the house," added Bandy-legs.

    Afloat on the Flood

    Lawrence J. Leslie

  • Miss Katie, Miss Katie, resounds from garden and furrow and hencoop.

    The Joys of Being a Woman

    Winifred Kirkland

  • There were the outhouses, the hencoop and the rabbit-hutches.

British Dictionary definitions for hencoop


  1. a cage for poultry
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