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henhouse

[hen-hous] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊs/
noun, plural henhouses
[hen-hou-ziz] /ˈhɛnˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a shelter for poultry.
Origin of henhouse
1505-1515
1505-15; hen + house
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  • A shell fell on the outlying section and blew up a henhouse, killing nearly a dozen fowls and blowing a big hole in the ground.

    Air Service Boys Over The Rhine Charles Amory Beach
  • They were china eggs which I found in Farmer Green's henhouse.

    The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Thenceforth the chickens, big and little, were all shut up in the henhouse at night.

  • Among these was a foolish, fat hen who lived in Farmer Green's henhouse.

    The Tale of Grumpy Weasel Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Hiding behind a box in the darkest corner of the henhouse, he hardly dared to breathe.

    Bowser The Hound Thornton W. Burgess
  • He believed that the fox had only happened to enter his henhouse by accident.

  • If only there was some way of getting in that henhouse at night, there would be no trouble at all.

    Old Granny Fox Thornton W. Burgess
British Dictionary definitions for henhouse

henhouse

/ˈhɛnˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
a coop for hens
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