Cage

Definition of Cage

Pronunciation: kāj
n.1.
1.A box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals.
In his cage, like parrot fine and gay.
- Cowper.
2.A place of confinement for malefactors
Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage.
- Lovelace.
3.(Carp.) An outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase.
4.(Mach.) A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve.
5.The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.
6.(Mining) The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim.
7.(Baseball) The catcher's wire mask.
v. i.1.To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine.
[imp. & p. p. Caged (kājd); p. pr. & vb. n. Caging.]

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