sunk fence

noun

: a ditch with a retaining wall used to divide lands without defacing a landscape

called also ha-ha

Word History

First Known Use

1745, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunk fence was in 1745

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“Sunk fence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunk%20fence. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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