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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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 At Monday’s game, a chain-link fence separated Seaman from his fans. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "'I deeply care for my students': Teacher Jason Seaman speaks after Noblesville school shooting," 28 May 2018 Embry’s death came during a wave of pool hopping that summer; city kids, pushed outdoors by the sweltering heat, would snip holes in the chain-link fences surrounding the pools and while away their nights in the water. Matthew Ormseth,, "Teen Drowns In Hartford's Keney Park Pool After Camera That Officials Knew Was Broken Fails To Alert Police," 4 July 2018 Inside the facility, children lie on mats beneath bright lights that never go out, wrapped in Mylar blankets, caged behind chain-link fences. The Economist, "America’s immigration system is broken," 28 June 2018 Nativity statues of the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, which usually mark Christmas, were incarcerated Tuesday on the lawn of Christ Church Cathedral behind a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire. Faith E. Pinho, Indianapolis Star, "Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis 'detains' Jesus, Mary, Joseph to protest Trump's immigration policy," 3 July 2018 There’s no chain-link fence or cage big enough to hide the pain of hundreds of thousands of parents and children. Fabiola Santiago, miamiherald, "Another separation crisis looms – this time for some 273,000 American children," 12 July 2018 The nonprofit Little River Wetlands Project and government agencies responded that year with a 1,250-foot chain-link fence to serve as a net-like barrier. Joseph Dits, Post-Tribune, "Fort Wayne builds berm to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes," 3 July 2018

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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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