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chicken wire

a light, wire netting having a large, hexagonal mesh, used especially as fencing.
Origin of chicken wire
1915-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is said the owls would tear the chicken wire apart to get at the pigeons.
  • When you plant again, cover the bulbs with gravel or bury chicken wire right above the bulbs.
  • The models onscreen look as though they had been created out of chicken wire.
  • The workers started by filling metal frames-each measuring ten square feet-with bottles encased between sheets of chicken wire.
  • Wooden stakes mark several mounds, and many of the burrow openings are masked by chicken wire.
  • Contain piles with permeable material, such as chicken wire, instead of wood.
  • Off to one side, a couple of loops of chicken wire enclose more dust and garbage and a few plants-a zinnia, a lanky avocado.
  • The atoms form a hexagonal pattern similar to chicken wire.
  • The more valuable cars were kept behind chicken wire.
  • Joey dutifully sets about building eel traps out of chicken wire.
British Dictionary definitions for chicken wire

chicken wire

wire netting with a hexagonal mesh
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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