snow fence

  1. 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

Words Nearby snow fence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use snow fence in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • Everything so neatly laid out in rows of slats like a snow fence.

    Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith

British Dictionary definitions for snow fence

snow fence

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

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