chain-link fence


Definition of chain-link fence

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

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What is a chain-link fence, enclosed into a chamber on a concrete floor represent to you? Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: Can a Flagpole File a Harassment Lawsuit?," 10 Mar. 2019 Images of toddlers crying behind chain-link fences, and reports of federal agents taking infants and young children to distant states, forced a rare retreat from the White House. Eliza Fawcett,, "House postpones vote on a second immigration bill after voting down first," 21 June 2018 Neighbor Tony Jordan watched them through a chain-link fence. Christina Tkacik,, "16-year-old boy killed on basketball court in Southwest Baltimore, 3 others shot Tuesday night," 9 May 2018 Wooden boards now cover the doors and windows of the house, which is surrounded by a chain-link fence and police tape. Michael Kunzelman, Fox News, "Deadly fire exposes wealthy man's secret underground tunnels," 9 Sep. 2018 The site of the shootings — the 1200 building — still stands, cordoned off by a chain-link fence. Fox News, "At Stoneman Douglas, football season comes with heavy hearts," 30 July 2018 However, a weekend’s worth of news headlines and television pictures of distraught parents and children locked behind chain-link fences dramatically changed the situation. David Lauter,, "Faced with a political crisis, Trump blinks, but the crisis isn't close to being over," 22 June 2018 At Lincoln’s tow yard, across from a cemetery, a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire blocks the driveway. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "The Most Notorious Towing Company in Chicago—Maybe in America—Gets the Boot," 13 Sep. 2018 Currently, a 6-foot-high galvanized chain-link fence surrounds the library, undergraduate and school of social work buildings at the former campus. Mikaela Porter,, "Malloy Says Financial Tech Company Will Relocate To Former UConn Campus In West Hartford," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of chain-link fence

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chain-link fence was circa 1927

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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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