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birdcage

[burd-keyj] /ˈbɜrdˌkeɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a cage for confining birds.
2.
something that resembles a birdcage in form.
3.
Slang. the airspace over an airport, together with the airplanes in it.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; bird + cage
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British Dictionary definitions for bird cage

birdcage

/ˈbɜːdˌkeɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a wire or wicker cage in which captive birds are kept
2.
any object of a similar shape, construction, or purpose
3.
(Austral & NZ) an area on a racecourse where horses parade before a race
4.
(NZ, informal) a second-hand car dealer's yard
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Word Origin and History for bird cage

birdcage

n.

also bird-cage, late 15c., from bird (n.1) + cage (n.).

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