• WordNet 3.6
    • n hencoop a farm building for housing poultry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hencoop A coop or cage for hens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hencoop A coop, pen, cage, or crib of any kind for confining poultry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hencoop a coop or large cage for domestic fowls
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hennhana, a cock; Ger. hahn, fem. henne.


In literature:

Their families ate the birds, and the hencoop was split into firewood with a hatchet.
"Amy Foster" by Joseph Conrad
They're only brave when it comes to guzzling meat and robbing a hencoop!
"The Underdogs" by Mariano Azuela
The guns were hushed on either side, the Frenchmen lowered boats, They flung us planks and hencoops, and everything that floats.
"Lyra Heroica" by Various
Fred Hencoop was on the other side of the room holding a skein of silk for Sallie Brown.
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man" by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
Ruth Fielding was giving her full attention to the little scene at the hencoop.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
Watch out for another hencoop, Bandy-legs, that's a good feller.
"Afloat on the Flood" by Lawrence J. Leslie
He bent over him and attempted to move the hencoop.
"The Moving Finger" by Mary Gaunt
For a minute she closed her eyes on the dreariness around, and leaned her head on a hencoop at her side.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Here and there a spar, or a plank, or a hencoop, or grating floated up, but not one person could we see.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid