rail fence

a fence made of rails resting on crossed stakes or across one another at an angle.
Also called Virginia fence.

1640–50, Americanism

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Example sentences
One has snapped off a section of rail fence, the top of another is curled
  awkwardly against the well house.
There is a pleasant yard to move about in, shaded by an apple tree which
  overhangs the low rail fence.
She imagines a split-rail fence coming apart over the years.
The firewood is stacked within and adjacent to the buck and rail fence.
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