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 (dŭv′kōt′, -kŏt′) also dove·cot (-kŏt′)
A compartmental structure, often raised on a pole, for housing domesticated pigeons.
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(ˈdʌvˌkəʊt) or


(Architecture) a structure for housing pigeons, often raised on a pole or set on a wall, containing compartments for the birds to roost and lay eggs
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also dove•cot


a structure, usu. at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dovecote - a birdhouse for pigeonsdovecote - a birdhouse for pigeons    
birdhouse - a shelter for birds
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[ˈdʌvkɒt] Npalomar m
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[ˈdʌvkəʊt] dovecot [ˈdʌvkɒt] npigeonnier m
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[ˈdʌvˌkəʊt] ncolombaia
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References in classic literature ?
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.
It is a world of disappointments, as John discovered when he reached the Dovecote. the front door usually stood hospitably open.
Laurie came sneaking into the kitchen of the Dovecote one Saturday, with an excited face, and was received with the clash of cymbals, for Hannah clapped her hands with a saucepan in one and the cover in the other.
The Oorya, not unanxious to play off one parasite against the other, slunk away towards the dovecote
Hurree Babu came out from behind the dovecote washing his teeth with ostentatious ritual.
Had ye slain him it would have been an ill day for you, for Robin Hood would have harried your town as the kestrel harries the dovecote. I have bought the pipe of wine from him, and now I give it freely to you to drink as ye list.
Dovecote Brewery in Denbigh produces exclusively vegan-friendly ales at its headquarters on Colomendy industrial estate and uses 90% Welsh ingredients.
IT'S the last chance to buy a luxurious new home at Dovecote Place, where just a few three-bedroom properties remain available.
UHLSPORT UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION SHEPSHED DYNAMO 5 NORTHAMPTON ON CHENECKS 0 SHEPSHED Dynamo opened their Uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division account with a resounding 5-0 victory over Northampton ON Chenecks at The Dovecote Stadium.
d The Dove in Rhyl, on the corner of St Margaret's Drive and Rhuddlan Road, was the first of a new breed of pub opened by Dovecote Brewery in Denbigh last March.
Southfield Stone downed Angels Breath in the Dovecote Hurdle at Kempton.