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