chicken wire

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chicken wire (countable and uncountable, plural chicken wires)

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  1. (uncountable) a mesh of wire, usually galvanized, with a hexagonal pattern, generally used for making fences, especially for enclosures for small farm animals and pets.
    • Kenneth Robeson, The Screaming Man
      "You'll recall that normally any old hen had sense enough not to run or fly into a chicken wire fence, but the same old hen at the sight of a hawk would lose all judgment about fences, and plunge headlong into it."
  2. (countable) a type of such material, differentiated by material, coating, wire thickness, width, and mesh size.

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