birdcage

noun

bird·​cage ˈbərd-ˌkāj How to pronounce birdcage (audio)
: a cage for confining birds

Examples of birdcage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are the dangling kites and birdcages, the ancient typewriters, the chessboard on a table, the guitar that rests in a corner, a thousand fragile teacups on display, a billion words inside hundreds of books stacked and shelved without rhyme or reason. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, 28 June 2024 The Israeli teen who kept her dog in captivity and her family have told several news outlets that the Shih Tzu was kept in a birdcage and fed the hostages’ leftovers. Cayla Bamberger, New York Daily News, 2 Feb. 2024 The birdcage has been a recurring motif in Swiftworld. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 17 Apr. 2024 The tome comes housed in an ebonized birdcage designed by master cabinetmaker Dom Parish of Wardour Workshops. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for birdcage 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of birdcage was in the 15th century

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“Birdcage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birdcage. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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