sunk fence

noun

Definition of sunk fence

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

called also ha-ha

First Known Use of sunk fence

1745, in the meaning defined above

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“Sunk fence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunk%20fence. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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