Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A compartmental structure, often raised on a pole, for housing domesticated pigeons.

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  • noun A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house.
  • noun In medieval Europe, a round or square structure of stone or wood, free-standing or built into a tower, in which pigeons were kept.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a birdhouse for pigeons

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Examples

  • The dovecote was the second most likely rendezvous.

    City of Glory

  • The dovecote was the second most likely rendezvous.

    City of Glory

  • And sometimes, also, do I find a fugitive creature in my dovecote, which is alien to me, and trembleth when I lay my hand upon it.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • And sometimes, also, do I find a fugitive creature in my dovecote, which is alien to me, and trembleth when I lay my hand upon it.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

  • And sometimes, also, do I find a fugitive creature in my dovecote, which is alien to me, and trembleth when I lay my hand upon it.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra A book for all and none

  • The dovecote was a head-dress, a kind of round caul of gold or silver network, secured by gold or silver pins fastened in the hair.

    A Forgotten Hero Not for Him

  • The dovecote was his escape, his only friend, and he wouldn't abandon it, even to prolong his life.

    365 tomorrows

  • The dovecote was an exquisite conceit painted snow white and the blue of a robin’s egg.

    City of Glory

  • The dovecote was an exquisite conceit painted snow white and the blue of a robin’s egg.

    City of Glory

  • The three-story "tower" that stands on the property today and graces the wine label is actually a pigeonniere, or dovecote, built in 1625—and is not, as is commonly imagined, the tower that gave the estate its name.

    A Towering Bordeaux

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