chicken wire

noun

Definition of chicken wire

: a light galvanized wire netting of hexagonal mesh

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Cover with a piece of chicken wire, then add a layer of mulch. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, "How to Plant Tulips and Get Them to Thrive," 25 July 2019 That meant creating a frame of curved metal pipes set 3 feet apart, covering them with eight layers of chicken wire, and then filling that shell with cement. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "The epic tale of the House of the Century, the trippy Texas icon that defies polite description," 12 July 2019 The outfield fences are blue plastic chicken wire fastened to wooden stakes. Stan Grossfeld, BostonGlobe.com, "‘It brought me so much joy.’ An evening with a Baseball for Beginners club in London," 27 June 2019 The designer created custom cabinetry with chicken wire fronts—to add a sense of depth in a shallow space—in the wine room, and then accessorized with statement sconces from Hudson Valley Lighting. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "5 Renovation Secrets That Pay Off, According to an Expert Home Stager," 26 Feb. 2019 Use 1/4-inch hardware cloth for enclosures instead of chicken wire, which raccoons can easily pull apart and small rodents can squeeze through. Denise Foley, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Raising Backyard Chickens," 14 Aug. 2018 She was allegedly forced to live in a cage made of chicken wire and covered with a tarp. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Autistic woman was allegedly caged and forced to eat her dead mother's ashes; 5 face federal charges," 28 July 2018 But brand manager Susan Banchek says the shop's collection of Industrial-era pieces, including factory lights and cast iron and chicken wire-glass accessories, have been especially popular as of late. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, House Beautiful, "5 Flea Markets to Hit Around Philly for the Coolest Furniture," 21 Aug. 2018 Use 1/4-inch hardware cloth for enclosures instead of chicken wire, which raccoons can easily pull apart and small rodents can squeeze through. Denise Foley, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Raising Backyard Chickens," 14 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of chicken wire

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chicken wire

from its use for making enclosures for chickens

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chicken wire

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chicken wire

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

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