dovecote

(redirected from Doocot)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

dovecote

, dovecot
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

dovecote

A structure that houses doves or pigeons; often square, hexagonal, octagonal, or round in plan and one-and-a-half or two stories high; typically topped with a finial; once popular because the birds provided a tasty source of fresh meat. The interior is honeycombed with niches in which the birds may rest. Also called a pigeon house or pigeonnier.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fast approaching 10 years in this game - the anniversary is in September if you're thinking of sending cards and flowers - I reckon I'm fairly familiar with most eating places in Glasgow city centre but I hadn't even heard of The Doocot.
We were singing Ally Bally Bee to Johnny Beattie after Malcolm's doocot had been burned down.
The biggest problem was the din made by the canoodling doves in the adjoining doocot.