Definition of snake fence in English:

snake fence

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(also snake-rail fence)


North American
  • A fence made of roughly split rails or poles joined in a zigzag pattern with their ends crossing.
    More example sentences
    • The roads are much improved, and snake-rail fences have been replaced with barbed wire.
    • A big advantage of the snake fences was that they could be moved but I guess after a while they were considered a waste of space and got converted to straight rail like ours.
    • Nowadays, the old cedar snake fences have been replaced on most working farms by electric fences, or various kinds of wire.

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