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[hen-hous] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊs/
noun, plural henhouses
[hen-hou-ziz] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a shelter for poultry.
Origin of henhouse
1505-15; hen + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Our scheme to get him out of the henhouse has been a total unexpected triumph.
  • Federal firearms legislation is the epitome of the fox watching the henhouse.
  • The supporters of the fox were asked to investigate if the fox had indeed gotten into the henhouse.
  • But it seems that here was the fox put in charge of the henhouse.
  • In layman's terms, that's called the fox watching the henhouse.
  • The fox has been given the duty of guarding the henhouse.
  • Bush appointed nothing but foxes to guard the henhouse in every government agency.
  • But there is more than one type of rooster in this henhouse.
  • Reapportioning legislative districts gives the wolves the chance to change the henhouse.
  • Many mornings the orchards had missing fruit, fewer eggs in the henhouse and less milk to be had from the cows.
British Dictionary definitions for henhouse


a coop for hens
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