chain-link fence


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Although the back of the hospital is surrounded by a fence topped by razor wire, the fence has been breached by trespassers who cut through the chain-link fence. Greg Garrison | , al, 26 Jan. 2023 There, Bard sneaked behind a chain-link fence. Sabrina Leboeuf, Baltimore Sun, 22 Sep. 2022 The public has been barred from Harborside Park, a 5-acre property on Oxford Street and adjacent to the school, since Aug. 31 when the city cleared it of homeless encampments and installed a chain-link fence. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Sep. 2022 So the simplest example is a tree growing through a chain-link fence. Diana Budds, Curbed, 1 Mar. 2022 The simple set comprises an urban skyline (presumably Harris’s native Philadelphia), a panel of chain-link fence at each side of the stage, and a booth for the two DJs, Evil Tracy and DJ Razor Ramon. Jeffrey Gantz,, 29 Jan. 2023 There, the Texas National Guard has installed 58 miles of chain-link fence and 42 miles of concertina wire. Dallas News, 1 Sep. 2022 Debate rages on over the Echo Park Lake fence Two years ago, construction crews put up a chain-link fence around the perimeter of Echo Park Lake. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Michael had toppled chunks of the nearly mile-long chain-link fence ringing Buckley’s land. Longreads, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Chain-link fence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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