snow fence

noun
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

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

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1872

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