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chicken wire

Syllabification: chick·en wire

Definition of chicken wire in English:

noun

Light wire netting with a hexagonal mesh.
Example sentences
  • These cylinders, measuring but a nanometer or so in diameter, display a surface of hexagonal carbon rings that give the material the appearance of a honeycomb or chicken wire.
  • To prevent deer from damaging young trees and shrubs, surround them with wire cages made from chicken wire or hardware mesh.
  • The only sure-fire way to protect tulips and crocuses and other tasty bulb treats from squirrels is to lay wire mesh such as chicken wire on top of the bed.

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