worm fence

noun

Definition of worm fence

: a zigzag fence consisting of interlocking rails supported by crossed poles

called also snake fence, Virginia fence

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First Known Use of worm fence

1652, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Worm fence.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worm%20fence. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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