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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. 2016.
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  • And Schmetz came and finished the bulb bed by covering it carefully with two thicknesses of chicken-wire.

    A Woman Named Smith Marie Conway Oemler
  • I expect a sort of chicken-wire fence with flags on each side.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • A trellis of chicken-wire makes an excellent support, as does the light lath fencing that may be bought or made at home.

  • Provide a chicken-wire trellis; or let them run on a brush pile.

  • It was almost one o'clock when he made his wet way under the fence, and followed the chicken-wire to the roosts.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • Janet went to the Corners for chicken-wire and you can do the girls a great favor by going for them with the car.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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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