squirrel cage

noun

Definition of squirrel cage

1 : a cage for a small animal (such as a squirrel) that contains a rotatable cylinder for exercising
2 : something resembling the working of a squirrel cage in repetitiveness or endlessness

First Known Use of squirrel cage

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Squirrel cage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirrel%20cage. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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