snow fence


Definition of snow fence

: a usually slatted fence placed across the path of prevailing winds to protect something (such as a building, road, or railroad track) from drifting snow by disrupting the flow of wind and causing the snow to be deposited on the lee side of the fence

Examples of snow fence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The young men and a couple of parents took that snow fence, brought over for use by the city service department, and had it up in no time. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 26 Sep. 2021 But the ball found a gap under the snow fence in left field for a ground-rule double., 5 June 2021 Throughout the 6,272-square-foot home are concrete columns with wooden snow fence—a type of fencing often set up in Colorado fields—to bring a layered, textured stone look to the interior. Emily Nonko, WSJ, 29 Jan. 2020 While the open sites warmed about 1°C over the five years of the study, the sites with snow fences were almost 1°C warmer than that. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 3 July 2019 This had the effect of making the ground at these sites warmer than in the open spots without snow fences, which simulated future warming. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 3 July 2019 People flocked to the West Side park to try to see the alligator, with Chicago Park District workers putting up snow fencing around the lagoon Thursday to keep onlookers away from the water. Eliza Fawcett,, 11 July 2019 Other patterns derive from snow fences, doilies, smoke rings and other unlikely phenomena, sometimes photographed, manipulated and used as springboards for drawing or collaging. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, 25 June 2018 CBS News spoke to Jamie Enderlen of the National Weather Service alongside the facility's still-standing snow fence. Dean Reynolds, CBS News, 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of snow fence

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Snow fence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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