hardware cloth

noun

: rugged galvanized screening

Examples of hardware cloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Line the bottoms with hardware cloth (not chicken wire) to exclude hungry gophers. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2024 Dig out the old soil and put a layer of hardware cloth on the bottom. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, 25 Mar. 2024 There’s the chicken wire/hardware cloth system. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 23 Oct. 2020 Corrigan advises using a specific material — galvanized, 16-gauge, ¼-inch hardware cloth. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, 28 Oct. 2022 The best cage is easy to build: Just buy a roll of quarter-inch or half-inch hardware cloth, a.k.a. chicken wire, and wrap it around the plant to keep rodents, rabbits and other nibblers from eating it before it can become established. Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2022 One fairly cheap way is to use 1/4-inch hardware cloth cut in strips wide enough to overlap the bottom of the fence so it can be tacked securely and extend down into a narrow trench six inches deep. Rose Kennedy, ajc, 20 Apr. 2022 Exclusion might be as easy as plugging a hole with steel wool or blocking it with hardware cloth. oregonlive, 3 Mar. 2022 We were told to be sure to provide lots of ventilation, so made a coop that has an entire wall of hardware cloth. oregonlive, 31 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hardware cloth was in 1894

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“Hardware cloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardware%20cloth. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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