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snow fence

a barrier erected on the windward side of a road, house, barn, etc., serving as a protection from drifting snow.
Origin of snow fence
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Everything so neatly laid out in rows of slats like a snow fence.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • About the only fence is the snow fence, used to prevent the snow from drifting into the cuts.

    To and Through Nebraska Frances I. Sims Fulton
  • I should have taken my valise and a rubber door mat from the sleeping-car, and crawled into the lee of a snow fence for the night.

    Remarks Bill Nye
British Dictionary definitions for snow fence

snow fence

a portable wire-and-paling fence erected to prevent snow from drifting across a road, drive, ski run, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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