paling-fence

picket fence

noun
a fence consisting of pickets or pales nailed to horizontal stringers between upright posts.
Also called paling, paling fence.


Origin:
1790–1800, Americanism

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paling

[pey-ling]
noun
1.
Also called paling fence. picket fence.
2.
a pale or picket for a fence.
3.
pales collectively.
4.
the act of building a fence with pales.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see pale2, -ing1

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paling (ˈpeɪlɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a fence made of pales
2.  pales collectively
3.  a single pale
4.  the act of erecting pales

picket fence
 
n
a fence consisting of pickets supported at close regular intervals by being driven into the ground, by interlacing with strong wire, or by nailing to horizontal timbers fixed to posts in the ground

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