birdcage

noun
bird·​cage | \ ˈbərd-ˌkāj How to pronounce birdcage (audio) \

Definition of birdcage

: a cage for confining birds

Examples of birdcage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its layout with the birdcages in the back, the counter on the left and the wall of aquariums on the right is nearly identical to photographs of the shop in the 1940s hanging on the wall. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Sonnen’s Pet Shop, virtually unchanged for over a century, won’t stay in the family after owner retires," 2 Dec. 2019 The effect was of being in a birdcage over which your owner has abruptly dropped a blackout cloth. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "Would 19 Hours and 16 Minutes in the Air Make Me Crazy?," 13 Nov. 2019 This time officers not only trashed her research, but drove her out of meetings and sent a man to wreck her testing clinic with a birdcage pole. The Economist, "The truth-teller of Henan Obituary: Shuping Wang died on September 21st," 10 Oct. 2019 In addition to her scarab tattoo, Headey’s tattoos include an open birdcage on her forearm and lotus blossom, peonies and swallows covering her back and shoulder. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Game of Thrones' Lena Headey Shows Off New Scarab Hand Tattoo Hours Before Emmy Awards," 22 Sep. 2019 Navigation into the harbor was difficult, however, and the community’s birdcage lighthouse was inefficient, leading to the grounding of many ships on rocky shoals at the mouth of the bay. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "To get to the 150-year-old Cana Island Lighthouse, you have to ride a wagon through Lake Michigan," 6 Sep. 2019 The birdcage, built in 1852, still stands today on a small island, but is not open to the public. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "To get to the 150-year-old Cana Island Lighthouse, you have to ride a wagon through Lake Michigan," 6 Sep. 2019 On one side of the wall, a bronze statue of Angelou as a young girl stands on one leg atop a birdcage and a stack of books. Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, "Statue of Maya Angelou comes into sharp relief as SF diversifies public art," 21 July 2019 Also among the more creative gifts presented was a package that included bird food and a birdcage. Andrew Turner, latimes.com, "Mr. Irrelevant Caleb Wilson welcomed to Newport Beach," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of birdcage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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8 Dec 2019

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“Birdcage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birdcage. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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birdcage

noun
How to pronounce birdcage (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of birdcage

: a cage for birds

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