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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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 Public works crew on Thursday began erecting plastic barricades topped with chain-link fence around the park and along the key streets that will be blocked off. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Neo-Nazis, anti-fascist groups descend on Georgia town for competing rallies," 21 Apr. 2018 But there’s no manger, shepherds, wise men or angels; just a chain-link fence surrounding the couple and the newborn. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "A church put Jesus, Mary and Joseph in ‘ICE detention’ to protest Trump’s immigration policies," 3 July 2018 Guatemalan consular officials could be seen meeting with women as children waited in line for burritos or watched cartoons on televisions suspended over their chain-link fenced holding areas. Jazmine Ulloa,, "Border Patrol stops handing over most immigrant parents for prosecution, but won't say when families will be reunified," 26 June 2018 The facility, contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services, is surrounded by chain-link fence, but there is no barbed wire. Ben Fox,, "Rubio, journalists tour center for migrant children in Homestead," 22 June 2018 The facility, contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services, is surrounded by chain-link fence, but there is no barbed wire. CBS News, "CBS News gains access to Homestead, Florida, detention center," 22 June 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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