bird·​cage | \ˈbərd-ˌkāj \

Definition of birdcage 

: a cage for confining birds

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One of her children chose the canary in the Victorian birdcage. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Supermodel Maggie Rizer Adds Store Owner to Her Fashion Résumé," 14 Nov. 2018 Cards give important details, such as the fact that Ginger was sitting in front of the birdcage and that Tom Cat was to Ginger’s right. Armin Brott And Samantha Feuss, The Seattle Times, "5 new twists on classic board games," 24 Aug. 2018 Maybe just — maybe put a towel over it and pretend it’s a birdcage. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Amy Poehler Is 'Making It' Up As She Goes Along," 31 July 2018 Afternoon Tea at The Savoy Afternoon tea here takes place in the Thames Foyer, which features an enormous domed glass ceiling that floods the room with soft light, and a birdcage-like indoor gazebo, inside of which a pianist tinkles elegantly. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Places for Afternoon Tea in London," 3 Mar. 2018 Kelso Dunes — known for birdcage evening primrose, desert panicgrass and Borrego milkvetch — might bloom, as could Cima Dome, with its desert sage, Indian paintbrush and California buckwheat. Wes Judd, San Francisco Chronicle, "Will there be a ‘super bloom’ in Death Valley in 2018? It’s not looking good.," 22 Mar. 2018 Here are just a few interesting things to look for: An elaborate turquoise birdcage, a throwback to the humor of the proverbial old lady who slowed down people boarding a train with a hatbox in one hand and her precious pet in the other. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Don't miss your flight looking at this cool vintage luggage at the Indianapolis Airport," 22 May 2018 When Kipp Normand brought the pieces of his new art installation to Indianapolis International Airport, security had to first OK the birdcage, umbrella, cardboard suitcase, picnic basket and other vintage pieces. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Don't miss your flight looking at this cool vintage luggage at the Indianapolis Airport," 22 May 2018 This birdcage metaphor, invented by feminist philosopher Marilyn Frye, explains the nature of sexist oppression. Carol Hay,, "When students discriminate against their (female) professors," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of birdcage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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English Language Learners Definition of birdcage

: a cage for birds

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a nest or breeding place

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