virginia rail fence

snake fence

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

1795–1805, Americanism Unabridged

Virginia fence

Also called rail fence, Virginia rail fence.

1665–75, Americanism Unabridged
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