worm fence

noun

Definition of worm fence

: 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

First Known Use of worm fence

1652, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about worm fence

Time Traveler for worm fence

Time Traveler

The first known use of worm fence was in 1652

See more words from the same year

Statistics for worm fence

Cite this Entry

“Worm fence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worm%20fence. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on worm fence

What made you want to look up worm fence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!