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chicken wire
▪ After much midnight hammering, a large wooden frame, covered in chicken wire with a drop down door was constructed.
▪ Already he's spent more than £100 on chicken wire and spent hours collecting up the various fillings.
▪ Derek and I built the aviary between us out of ordinary three by three timber and chicken wire.
▪ So this year, to be on the safe side, she had ordered a roll of chicken wire and metal stakes.
▪ Staplegun chicken wire to the walls, slap stucco on top.
▪ The church was built of brick and chicken wire.
▪ They would search the woods behind the house, and Nockerd would tack the chicken wire tighter around the cage.
▪ To reduce slippage, tack coarse-gauge chicken wire flush to the deck.
chicken wire

n. 1 (context uncountable English) a mesh of wire, usually galvanized, with a hexagonal pattern, generally used for making fences, especially for enclosures for small farm animals and pets. 2 (context countable English) a type of such material, differentiated by material, coating, wire thickness, width, and mesh size.

chicken wire

n. a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh; used to build fences

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 (about 2.5 cm) diameter, 2 inch (about 5 cm) and 1/2 inch (about 1.3 cm), chicken wire is available in various wire gauges usually 19 gauge (about 1 mm wire) to 22 gauge (about 0.7 mm wire). Chicken wire is occasionally used to build inexpensive cages for small animals (or to protect plants and property from 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.

Chicken wire (chemistry)

In chemistry the term '''chicken wire ''' is used in different contexts. Most of them relate to the similarity of the regular hexagonal ( honeycomb-like) patterns found in certain chemical compounds to the mesh structure commonly seen in real chicken wire.