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chicken wire

noun

Simple Definition of chicken wire

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chicken wire

  1. :  a light galvanized wire netting of hexagonal mesh

Origin and Etymology of chicken wire

from its use for making enclosures for chickens


First Known Use: circa 1904


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