Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

worm fence

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. Chiefly Midland U.S. snake fence.
Show More

Origin of worm fence

An Americanism dating back to 1645–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for worm fence

Historical Examples

  • Returning, weak and bewildered, I adopted the discarded route, which led me to a worm-fence at the edge of the woods.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,

    George Alfred Townsend

  • But I was away, striding over the cabbage-patch and climbing the worm-fence that shut in the estate of Hiram.

    On the Church Steps

    Sarah C. Hallowell