Birdcage



a cage for confining birds.
something that resembles a birdcage in form.
Slang. the airspace over an airport, together with the airplanes in it.
Contemporary Examples

Hollywood’s Evolving Heart: How Movies Grew to Love Gays Teo Bugbee May 27, 2014
How Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars Tim Teeman August 12, 2014

Historical Examples

Sporting Society, Vol. II (of 2) Various
Chatterbox, 1905. Various
Mary Rose of Mifflin Frances R. Sterrett
Ulysses James Joyce
The Underdog F. Hopkinson Smith
Landseer Estelle M. Hurll
Westminster Sir Walter Besant
Life and Death of Harriett Frean May Sinclair

noun
a wire or wicker cage in which captive birds are kept
any object of a similar shape, construction, or purpose
(Austral & NZ) an area on a racecourse where horses parade before a race
(NZ, informal) a second-hand car dealer’s yard
n.

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