chicken wire

noun

Definition of chicken wire

: a light galvanized wire netting of hexagonal mesh

Examples of chicken wire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Firefighters told the relieved puppy owners to place chicken wire over the hole, and then call the city to have the opening permanently filled. NBC News, "Firefighters document the dramatic rescue of a puppy trapped in a drain in Texas," 1 May 2020 Wrapping an open pile with chicken wire or netting can help stop rabbits and other rodents from breaking in to steal scraps, LaTour says. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Want to start composting this Earth Day? Here are 5 tips from metro Phoenix gardeners," 15 Apr. 2020 Caron Tabb spent hours in her Newton driveway, torching wooden pallets and fashioning chicken wire. BostonGlobe.com, "Her Hanukkah menorah — 20 feet long and 8 feet tall — is now on display at the Museum of Fine Arts.," 21 Dec. 2019 The seahorses, however, aren’t attracted to chicken wire, per se. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Undersea ‘Hotels’ Deployed to Help Sydney’s Endangered Seahorses," 16 Dec. 2019 Here, Epic has taken the position of the fox arguing that chicken wire is a threat to chickens’ freedom to walk around. Kenneth D. Mandl, STAT, "Epic’s call to block a proposed data rule is wrong for many reasons," 27 Jan. 2020 With atom-thin sheets of carbon atoms arranged like chicken wire, graphene is stronger than steel, conducts electricity and heat better than copper, and can serve as an impermeable barrier preventing metals from rusting. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Electricity turns garbage into graphene," 27 Jan. 2020 The Royal Oman Police often patrol in riot-ready vehicles with chicken wire covering the windows, something only seen in the island nation of Bahrain which has faced years of low-level unrest. Washington Post, "Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who modernized Oman, dies at 79," 11 Jan. 2020 The Royal Oman Police often patrol in riot-ready vehicles with chicken wire covering the windows, something only seen in the island nation of Bahrain which has faced years of low-level unrest. Time, "Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Who Modernized Oman, Dies at 79," 11 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of chicken wire

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chicken wire

from its use for making enclosures for chickens

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The first known use of chicken wire was in 1887

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“Chicken wire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chicken%20wire. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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