hardware cloth


Definition of hardware cloth

: rugged galvanized screening

Examples of hardware cloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 They are best managed by setting up barriers such as covering the planting site with hardware cloth. Jodi Bay, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2021 Protect trees from bark-chewing animals by placing hardware cloth or other wire mesh around the trunk. oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2021 Patches of hardware cloth also cling to the bottom of the fence. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 19 June 2021 Use this hardware cloth around garden beds and on top of bulbs, which will sprout right through it. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 18 May 2021 Using hardware cloth with ¼-inch mesh, fashion a cylinder about 18 inches in diameter and 24 inches tall. Doug Hall, Good Housekeeping, 21 May 2020 Be made of smooth, solid material or one-quarter inch or finer hardware cloth or wire mesh. Erin Stone, azcentral, 8 June 2020 Use hardware cloth or metal screening with at least a 1.2 mm gauge to ensure strength and durability. Caroline Collins Mckenzie, Country Living, 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of hardware cloth

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hardware cloth was in 1894

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15 Nov 2021

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“Hardware cloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardware%20cloth. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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