fence·​row | \ ˈfen(t)s-ˌrō How to pronounce fencerow (audio) \

Definition of fencerow

: the land occupied by a fence including the uncultivated area on each side

Examples of fencerow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The field was a half-mile wide, bordered by a fencerow on the western end, where a pile of rocks stacked over years of the plow turning them up and farm boys following in the wake, tossing them to the pile. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "A chilly morning, a North Dakota wheat field, a flock of geese and the gift of a lifetime," 30 Nov. 2019 The clover is gone and the fencerows are clean and mowed eliminating weeds. Dick Crum, Indianapolis Star, "Dr. Dirt: Pansies fade away with summer weather," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of fencerow

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Fencerow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fencerow. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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