noun, plural hen·hous·es [hen-hou-ziz] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a shelter for poultry.

Origin of henhouse

First recorded in 1505–15; hen + house
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Historical Examples of henhouse

  • The Major hardly ever visited the henhouse without finding a lump somewhere.

    The Tale of Major Monkey

    Arthur Scott Bailey

  • After all was finished I retired from the henhouse and (p. 177) peeped through the palings.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson

    Nellie van De Grift Sanchez

  • I don't like having to go inside that henhouse, even though it is barely inside the door.

    Blacky the Crow

    Thornton W. Burgess

  • Mr. Solomon Cobb's "henhouse" looked quite as dingy and dirty as when she visited it before.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Hiding behind a box in the darkest corner of the henhouse, he hardly dared to breathe.

    Bowser The Hound

    Thornton W. Burgess

British Dictionary definitions for henhouse



a coop for hens
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