electric fence

noun

: a fence that has an electrical current passing through it
The pasture was surrounded by an electric fence.

Examples of electric fence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Natalia Grace, Accused of Trying to Kill Adoptive Parents, Speaks in New Docuseries The couple accused her of trying to poison Kristine's coffee and kill her by dragging her toward an electric fence. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 6 Jan. 2024 Natalia was accused of trying to poison Kristine's coffee and kill her by dragging her towards an electric fence. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024 Officials installed an electric fence around the school’s chicken coop and vegetable garden with a timer that turns it on in the evening. Jim Robbins John Stember, New York Times, 9 Oct. 2023 Instead of the common practice of letting cows graze for months in one big field, AMP farmers use a single line of electric fence to pack their herd into smaller areas to maximize manure distribution, and then move them to the next patch of high grass in a day or two. Bill Weir, CNN, 3 July 2023 Here's what to expect About 30% of the farm's energy is produced from solar panels on the barn, which power electric fence chargers and the creamery. The Courier-Journal, 21 Mar. 2023

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“Electric fence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electric%20fence. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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