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Definition of cage:

  1. A box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals.
  2. A place of confinement for malefactors
  3. A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve.
  4. A wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes.
  5. An outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase.
  6. The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.
  7. The catcher's wire mask.
  8. The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim.
  9. To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine.

Synonyms:

crate, mew, chicken coop, henhouse, John Cage, hencoop, John Milton Cage Jr., coop, batting cage, immure, cage in, shut in, shut up, free.

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