picket fence

Origin of picket fence

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800
Also called paling, paling fence.
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picket fence

noun
  1. 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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