chain-link fence


Definition of chain-link fence

: a fence of heavy steel wire woven to form a diamond-shaped mesh

Examples of chain-link fence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What appeared to be a military cargo transport plane could be seen in the distance from behind a chain-link fence in the footage. USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2021 With its walls charred, the building is enclosed behind chain-link fence, like a museum piece on display for curious, or confused, passersby. Washington Post, 4 July 2021 Next door, behind a rusty chain-link fence, sits a huge old power plant, long unused. Tim Logan,, 10 Nov. 2021 Turns out, the cat was wedged between a chain-link fence and a building. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2021 But Blair is sure that the ditch is overgrown, creating an eyesore behind her chain-link fence and possibly contributing to the mosquitoes that buzz around her backyard. Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 13 Aug. 2021 The USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center is a complex of buildings and ponds behind a chain-link fence. Arkansas Online, 13 Aug. 2021 Of the 40-plus pallets of ballots initially stored behind a chain-link fence on the outskirts of volunteers' workspace, five had been unsealed for counting Wednesday morning. Maria Polletta, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2021 The California Highway Patrol said Woodfill was traveling east on North Woodside Avenue near Riverford Road when his truck drifted to the right and hit a chain-link fence. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of chain-link fence

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chain-link fence was in 1910

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4 Jan 2022

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“Chain-link fence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of chain-link fence

: a fence of heavy steel wire that is woven to form a pattern of large diamond-shaped spaces


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