snake fence

snake fence

noun
a fence, zigzag in plan, made of rails resting across one another at an angle.
Also called Virginia fence, Virginia rail fence, worm fence.


Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism

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snake fence

noun
rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails [syn: worm fence
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