Virginia rail fence
noun see Virginia fence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Virginia rail fence — Fence Fence (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia (rail) fence — ☆ Virginia (rail) fence or Virginia fence n. a zigzag fence made of rails laid across one another at the ends: also called snake fence, worm fence * * * …   Universalium

  • Virginia (rail) fence — ☆ Virginia (rail) fence or Virginia fence n. a zigzag fence made of rails laid across one another at the ends: also called snake fence, worm fence …   English World dictionary

  • Virginia (rail) fence — ☆ Virginia (rail) fence or Virginia fence n. a zigzag fence made of rails laid across one another at the ends: also called snake fence, worm fence …   English World dictionary

  • virginia rail fence — noun see virginia fence * * * Virginia fence or Virginia rail fence, a fence made of rails laid zigzag; snake fence …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rail fence — Fence Fence (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rail fence — noun a fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle) (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑fence, ↑fencing • Hyponyms: ↑worm fence, ↑snake fence, ↑snake rail fence, ↑Virginia fence …   Useful english dictionary

  • rail fence — A fence constructed of wooden rails, sometimes roughly hewed rails, alternating from section to section slightly in direction, thereby presenting a worm like feature. A Virginia worm rail fence projecting equally on the land of each adjoining… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • rail fence — a fence made of rails resting on crossed stakes or across one another at an angle. Also called Virginia fence. [1640 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • snake-rail fence — noun rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑worm fence, ↑snake fence, ↑Virginia fence • Hypernyms: ↑rail fence * * * n. another term for snake fence …   Useful english dictionary

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