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Definition of "dovecote" [dovecote]

  • A compartmental structure, often raised on a pole, for housing domesticated pigeons. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dovecote" in a sentence
  • "The dovecote was the second most likely rendezvous."
  • "And sometimes, also, do I find a fugitive creature in my dovecote, which is alien to me, and trembleth when I lay my hand upon it."
  • "The dovecote was a head-dress, a kind of round caul of gold or silver network, secured by gold or silver pins fastened in the hair."