worm fence

noun

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

called also snake fence, Virginia fence

Illustration of worm fence

Illustration of worm fence

Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of worm fence was in 1652

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Cite this Entry

“Worm fence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worm%20fence. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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