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chicken wire

noun

: a type of strong wire that is used especially to make fences

Full Definition of CHICKEN WIRE

:  a light galvanized wire netting of hexagonal mesh

Origin of CHICKEN WIRE

from its use for making enclosures for chickens
First Known Use: circa 1904

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