snow fence
noun Date: 1872 a usually slatted fence placed across the path of prevailing winds to protect (as a building, road, or railroad track) from drifting snow by disrupting the flow of wind and causing the snow to be deposited on the lee side of the fence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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