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 Police located the warehouse and found that a chain-link fence was cut in order to access the empty warehouse, according to Thompson. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, "Two teens, one man shot at Phoenix warehouse party," 31 Oct. 2020 The California couple then attached it to a chain-link fence by the Love Lock Bridge across from the Bexar County Courthouse Wedding Chapel and threw the key in the San Antonio River below, following a long tradition demonstrating neverending love. Liz Hardaway,, "San Antonio’s famed fence filled with padlocks of love downtown is moving around the corner," 10 Sep. 2020 Police spoke to witnesses on the scene who said a male suspect in a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt called out the victim's nickname and shot him from the adjacent parking lot separated by a chain-link fence, according to court documents. Brooke Newman, The Arizona Republic, "Woman charged with first-degree murder on suspicion of shooting husband in parking lot," 26 Oct. 2020 What used to be a short walk across the street for groceries now requires a circuitous drive around a chain-link fence to reach the Giant. Washington Post, "Purple Line project uncertainty leaves Maryland residents, businesses in limbo," 24 Oct. 2020 Shot at nine-times magnification, the photograph shows the springy polymers wrapped around red and green straight threads that have been woven together like a chain-link fence. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "From a Zebrafish to Nylon Stockings, See This Year’s Small World Photography Winners," 15 Oct. 2020 Similar to the way new house cats are introduced, the process starts with a mesh wall or chain-link fence between the cubs and an adult so they can get used to each other. Dallas News, "A-roar-able: 3 newborn lion cubs set to make their public debut at Dallas Zoo," 30 Sep. 2020 In response, the Metropolitan Council, a regional governmental agency, erected a chain-link fence around the camp, and stationed police officers at its gates. Wes Enzinna, Harper's Magazine, "The Sanctuary," 15 Sep. 2020 The plane went through a chain-link fence before coming to rest on the edge of Tennessee Highway 91. Adrian Sainz, Star Tribune, "NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash," 23 Sep. 2020

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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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“Chain-link fence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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