Definition of Chicken wire

1. Noun. A galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh; used to build fences.

Generic synonyms: Mesh, Meshing, Meshwork, Net, Network

Definition of Chicken wire

1. Noun. a mesh of wire, usually galvanized, with a hexagonal pattern, generally used for making fences, especially for enclosures for small farm animals and pets. ¹

2. Noun. a type of such material, differentiated by material, coating, wire thickness, width, and mesh size. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chicken Wire

chicken sandwich
chicken scratch
chicken scratches
chicken snake
chicken soup
chicken stew
chicken stock
chicken strips
chicken taco
chicken tender
chicken tenders
chicken tractor
chicken turtle
chicken wing
chicken wings
chicken wire (current term)
chicken wires
chicken yard

Literary usage of Chicken wire

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Western Poultry Book by A. Basley (1912)
"I found I could make a very good temporary chicken-wire fence with posts 50 ... Bought a bundle of six-foot lath, some two-foot chicken-wire and made most ..."

2. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"It was reinforced by bands of ordinary chicken-wire fencing, 16 ins. in width ... Over this mortar the chicken-wire was laid, extending over the side-walls. ..."

3. Automobile Repairshop Short-cuts: Over 1500 Time and Labor-saving Kinks by Motor World (1918)
"96) Cigar or other small boxes on the back of the bench are excellent for small parts chicken wire for Partitions (No. 97) Accessory stock room bins can ..."

4. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1920)
"Tests of chicken wire, herringbone metal lath, and diamond- mesh metal lath showed that all these ... chicken wire was the cheapest to buy but the labor ..."

5. A Source Book of Biological Nature-study by Elliot Rowland Downing (1919)
"The house should connect with a generous yard or runway, fenced with inch-mesh chicken wire that runs a foot below the ground so that rabbits will not ..."

6. Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices by Ralph Fletcher (2006)
"He ran copper leads from the transformer to chicken wire on the chair and duct-taped it down. "Don't be a chicken," he said demonically when he saw me. ..."

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