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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From the bed of a white pick-up, Lladrovci saw a large expanse of dirt encircled by a chain-link fence. The Economist, "Confessions of an Islamic State fighter," 16 Aug. 2019 Someone entered the property by cutting a hole in a chain-link fence. Bob Sandrick,, "Wanted man arrested after tire flies off his car: Brook Park Police Blotter," 19 July 2019 In the afternoon a group of friends left flowers and a bottle of Hennessy near the black chain-link fence in Mozart Park. Danny Mcdonald,, "Neighborhood rattled after two men fatally shot in Jamaica Plain," 18 June 2019 Its white, red-roofed buildings and open spaces are surrounded by a chain-link fence, which provides separation from the surrounding streets. Los Angeles Times, "L.A. student took a bullet in the jaw, but the district didn’t disclose the shooting for 2 weeks," 11 Sep. 2019 Normani and her dancers hang off a chain-link fence, twerking. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "Normani and the Work of the Pop Princess," 1 Sep. 2019 Also, the cages Biden mentions are in fact chain-link fences, and the Obama-Biden administration used them, too. CBS News, "Fact check: The first Democratic primary debate, Day 2," 28 June 2019 Workers are installing access ramps and lighting and a temporary chain-link fence lining the bridge for pedestrian safety will be replaced with permanent material within the next six weeks. Priscella Vega, Daily Pilot, "After nearly yearlong closure, rebuilt Slater Avenue bridge in Fountain Valley will open to traffic Thursday," 28 Aug. 2019 Several of the advertising banners hanging from a chain-link fence along the field promote businesses closed because they were destroyed or damaged by the fire. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Paradise High football program finds healing among the ashes of the Camp fire," 19 Aug. 2019

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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


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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