from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light-gauge galvanized wire fencing usually made with hexagonal mesh.
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- n. a mesh of wire, usually galvanized, with a hexagonal pattern, generally used for making fences, especially for enclosures for small farm animals and pets.
- n. a type of such material, differentiated by material, coating, wire thickness, width, and mesh size.
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- n. a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh; used to build fences
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He took Stewart and David with him, “the boys,” he called them heedless of the fact that he had four boys, to Gardendale, the nearest town with a hardware store, to buy chicken wire and feeders.
They unfolded the three piles of green satin, crimson velvet, and chicken wire and held them at arm's length, looking from one to the other in a manner both a - and be - mused.