Definition of henhouse
: a house or shelter for fowl
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To make more space inside the Herbruck's organic henhouses, which contain 56,000 square feet and stand about 20 feet in height, Herbruck has installed four levels of metal shelves.
On the other hand, allowing the former president of Goldman Sachs to sit atop one of Wall Street’s most powerful regulators seems a bit like having the fox watch the henhouse.
Told from various perspectives, the novel borrowed both heat and humidity from Tennessee Williams, William Inge and other mid-20th century dramatists interested in foxes, henhouses and threatening sensual temptation.
That language inspired their fox-and-henhouse comment.
More often than not, state legislatures are tasked with drawing district maps, allowing the electoral foxes to draw and defend their henhouse districts.
Putting Puzder in charge of the Labor Department is like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse.
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Definition of henhouse for English Language Learners
: a covered shelter for chickens or other birds
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