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snow fence

noun

Definition of snow fence

  1. :  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



1872

First Known Use of snow fence

1872


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