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There was some scene in The Blues Brothers movie, when they had the chicken wire across the front of the stage, and it was almost like that. They had a big guard rail around the stage, which kept the college kids from getting on... we had some good times.
William Bell

Meaning of "chicken wire" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHICKEN WIRE

chicken wire play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHICKEN WIRE

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Chicken wire is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHICKEN WIRE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chicken wire

Chicken wire

Chicken wire, or poultry netting, is a mesh of wire commonly used to fence poultry livestock, such as chickens, in a run or coop. It is made of thin, flexible galvanized steel wire, with hexagonal gaps. Available in 1 inch diameter, 2 inch and 1/2 inch, chicken wire is available in various wire gauges usually 19 gauge to 22 gauge. Chicken wire is occasionally used to build spacious yet inexpensive cages for small animals though the thinness and zinc content of galvanized wire may be inappropriate for animals prone to gnawing and will not keep out predators. In construction, chicken wire or hardware cloth is used as a metal lath to hold cement or plaster, in a process known as stuccoing. Concrete reinforced with chicken wire or hardware cloth yields ferrocement, a versatile construction material. It can also be used to make the armature for a papier-mâché sculpture, when relatively high strength is needed.

Definition of chicken wire in the English dictionary

The definition of chicken wire in the dictionary is wire netting with a hexagonal mesh.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHICKEN WIRE

chickee
chicken
chicken breast
chicken drumstick
chicken feed
chicken fillet
chicken liver
chicken louse
chicken nuggets
chicken out
chicken run
chicken-breasted
chicken-fried
chicken-fried steak
chicken-hearted
chicken-heartedly
chicken-heartedness
chicken-livered
chickenpox
chickenshit

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHICKEN WIRE

barbed wire
cheese wire
copper wire
dead wire
earth wire
fencing wire
fuse wire
get in under the wire
ground wire
high-tensile wire
high wire
live wire
number eight wire
razor wire
take it to the wire
telegraph wire
telephone wire
the wire
to the wire
trolley wire
wire

Synonyms and antonyms of chicken wire in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «chicken wire» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHICKEN WIRE

Find out the translation of chicken wire to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chicken wire from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chicken wire» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鸡肉丝
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alambre de pollo
570 millions of speakers

English

chicken wire
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिकन तार
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الاسلاك الدجاج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проволочная сетка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fio de galinha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুরগির তারের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fil de poulet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kawat ayam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hühnerdraht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

金網
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

치킨 와이어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kabel ayam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dây gà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோழி கம்பி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिकन वायर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kümes teli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

filo di pollo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

drut z kurczaka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дротяна сітка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sârmă de pui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καλώδιο κοτόπουλου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoender draad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hönsnät
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hønsenetting
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chicken wire

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QUOTES WITH «CHICKEN WIRE»

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William Bell
There was some scene in The Blues Brothers movie, when they had the chicken wire across the front of the stage, and it was almost like that. They had a big guard rail around the stage, which kept the college kids from getting on... we had some good times.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHICKEN WIRE»

Discover the use of chicken wire in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chicken wire and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The ...
A simple 2' high chicken- wire fence will discourage rabbits, but a more formidable barrier is necessary to deal with such garden burglars as deer, raccoons, skunks, or woodchucks. Cost and appearance are also important considerations.
Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, 2008
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The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, ...
For cement stucco, chicken wire is often applied to support the weight of stucco, although it is probably not really needed (figure 3-13). Even though chicken wire is inexpensive, it takes a lot of time to install and therefore adds to labor costs.
Daniel D. Chiras, 2000
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The Flower Arranging Expert
There are, however, several situations where chicken wire remains the preferred mechanic — spring bulbs which find it difficult to take up water from foam, heavy stems and branches which require the support of rigid netting, and some tall ...
D. G. Hessayon, 1994
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Garden Wisdom and Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to ...
Make a Portable Trellis Barbara Pie As handy as a pocketknife, a portable trellis made with chicken wire attached to I x 2 s can work as a freestanding support in an open vegetable or flower garden, or you can place it next to a wall or wood ...
Judy Pray, Rodale Gardening Books, 2010
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Building Your Straw Bale Home: From Foundations to the Roof
Problems with chicken wire The use of chicken wire is rejected as a process of benefit in straw bale construction. It can, in fact, contribute to the delaminating of the render from the straw bales. Please note, in speaking on this subject I am ...
Brian Hodge, 2006
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Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things: 2,317 Ways to Save ...
Chicken. Wire. Repel deer Are the deer tearing up your garden again? Here's a simple method to keep them away: Stake chicken wire flat around the perimeter of your garden. Deer don't like to walk on it, and it is not an eyesore like a ...
Editors of Reader's Digest, 2007
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Hip Handbags: Creating and Embellishing 40 Great-Looking Bags
Place the chicken wire on top of the bag pattern piece and clip the wire along the seamline. Cut two pieces of chicken wire this way, one for the front and one for the back. Tape the gusset and zipper placket pattern pieces together into a long ...
Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader, 2009
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Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden: Making Pots, ...
6 Compress the chicken-wire tube into a donut shape by pushing the twisted element together along one side of the tube. Work it until the hole of the chicken- wire donut is the same size as the mesh-covered tube (photo 81) when one end is ...
Sherri Warner Hunter, 2005
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Flower Arranging: Step-by-step Instructions for Everyday Designs
Chicken wire is frequently used for this purpose. To do so, cut a piece of chicken wire slightly larger than the foam surface to be covered. Push the ends of one side of the chicken wire into the foam on one side of the block. Bend the wire across ...
‎2007
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The Cutting Garden: Growing And Arranging Garden Flowers
(jut the chicken wire to the length □ ii i .si h swag, adding 10-15cm/4-6in at either end to bend inwards to secure the blocks of oasis. Cut a length of strong binding wire twice the length of the swag, plus an extra 1.2m/4ft for securing the swag ...
Sarah Raven, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHICKEN WIRE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chicken wire is used in the context of the following news items.
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Home farming has it rewards
With all of the predators though, that means building a chicken run out of the most evil material possible (chicken wire). Total spent: $685. «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»
2
How to protect your garden from frost
"I cover my seed trenches with a simple cloche fashioned out of bubblewrap and chicken wire. I fold the chicken wire down the middle to make ... «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
3
Sutherlin business owner thinks legal marijuana is a BIG deal
No, it's not really filled with pot, just made out of foam, chicken wire and cardboard. But the point of this joint is getting across, even if not ... «The Register-Guard, Jul 15»
4
Wirth Watching- Parade Season in Utah
... we used to put napkins through chicken wire for the outside, for the decoration of the floats," said Preston Parkinson, 1912 parade worker. «Good4Utah, Jul 15»
5
Many reasons behind turtle decline
In fact, this year, "someones" have come along and attached a layer of protective chicken wire over the nests in what looks to be an attempt to ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
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What is the Latest and Greatest in Research and Development?
According to Entrepreneur magazine, its structure resembles a hexagon, much like that of chicken wire. It is, however, purported to be two hundred times ... «Evansville Courier & Press, Jul 15»
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Great weather and great floats for Butte July 4th Parade
The paper ache and chicken wire statue represents all veterans, men and women, who have sacrificed and served the country. The parade ... «KPAX-TV, Jul 15»
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Capturing the beauty of the wild moors with Jonny Kingdom
Mr Kingdom got some chicken wire, scaled the tree and put things right, only to see the nest destroyed a second time. He put things right again, ... «Western Daily Press, Jul 15»
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NEIGHBORS; A whale of a story
They tried a variety of different ideas to scare off the sea lions including beach balls, colorful tape, chicken wire, and electric mats. Sort of like a ... «Sierra Vista Herald, Jul 15»
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Thanks to my fierce chickens, the garden is flourishing
I have a portable “playpen” made out of 10- and 5-foot panels of chicken wire and 2-by-2s that I use when I want to keep the anti-bug squad ... «Kansas City Star, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chicken wire [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chicken-wire>. Dec 2019 ».
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