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chicken wire

noun [U] uk   us  
netting (= material in the form of a net) made of metal wire, which was originally used to make closed areas for chickens
Translations of “chicken wire”
in Chinese (Traditional) (原用來做雞欄的)細鐵絲網…
in Chinese (Simplified) (原用来做鸡栏的)细铁丝网…
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