snow fence


noun

a barrier erected on the windward side of a road, house, barn, etc., serving as a protection from drifting snow.

Nearby words

  1. snow crab,
  2. snow crust,
  3. snow crystal,
  4. snow day,
  5. snow devil,
  6. snow gauge,
  7. snow goose,
  8. snow grains,
  9. snow grass,
  10. snow guard

Origin of snow fence

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for snow fence

snow fence

noun

a portable wire-and-paling fence erected to prevent snow from drifting across a road, drive, ski run, etc
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