sunk-fence

sunk fence

noun
a wall or other barrier set in a ditch to divide lands without marring the landscape.

Origin:
1755–65

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sunk fence
 
n
Also called: ha-ha a ditch, one side of which is made into a retaining wall so as to enclose an area of land while remaining hidden in the total landscape

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