drift fence


: a stretch of fence on rangeland especially in the western U.S. for preventing cattle from drifting from their home range

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drift fence was in 1907

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“Drift fence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drift%20fence. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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