Meaning of “chicken wire” in the English Dictionary

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"chicken wire" in British English

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chicken wirenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtʃɪk.ɪn ˌwaɪər/ us /ˈtʃɪk.ɪn ˌwaɪr/

Examples from literature

  • Chicken wire on top, covered with grass and brushwood, completed the scenic protection. 
  • I've set out some young trees in the orchard, and unless I get chicken wire around them, my sheep will be barking them for me. 
  • Over the end of the last tile, which emptied into the brook, they wired a bit of rather fine-meshed chicken wire. 
  • Six-foot chicken wire will be high enough to enclose the run. 
  • Somebody found this out, and a net of chicken wire had been placed across the river in No Man's Land. 

(Definition of “chicken wire” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chicken wire" in American English

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chicken wirenoun [ U ]

us /ˈtʃɪk·ən ˌwɑɪər/

netting made of metal wire, often used as a simple fence to enclose small animals or to keep wild animals out

(Definition of “chicken wire” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)