(Of a fence or other barrier) effective in preventing livestock from straying.
- After they complained that cattle had strayed onto the track, leaving mud and excrement, the judge told them to put up a stock-proof fence to stop that happening.
- Many landowners do need to erect wire fencing in order to keep in livestock, as a stile can be a weak point in an otherwise stock-proof fence.
- This results in an instant stock-proof barrier.
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