spite fence

  1. a wall or fence erected solely to annoy one's neighbor or lower the value of their property.

Origin of spite fence

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

Words Nearby spite fence

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How to use spite fence in a sentence

  • Once we almost came to the spite-fence stage; but our children were such friends that they kept us from that disgrace.

    Vandemark's Folly | Herbert Quick