picket fence


noun

a fence consisting of pickets or pales nailed to horizontal stringers between upright posts.

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Also called paling, paling fence.

Origin of picket fence

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for picket fence

picket fence

noun

a fence consisting of pickets supported at close regular intervals by being driven into the ground, by interlacing with strong wire, or by nailing to horizontal timbers fixed to posts in the ground
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