sunk fence

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noun

a wall or other barrier set in a ditch to divide lands without marring the landscape.

Nearby words

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  2. sunglow,
  3. sungrebe,
  4. sunhat,
  5. sunk,
  6. sunk relief,
  7. sunken,
  8. sunken garden,
  9. sunket,
  10. sunlamp

Origin of sunk fence

First recorded in 1755–65

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Examples from the Web for sunk fence

  • Footsteps fell on their ears, on the path which threaded the lawn just beyond the sunk-fence.

    Huntingtower|John Buchan


British Dictionary definitions for sunk fence

sunk fence

noun

a ditch, one side of which is made into a retaining wall so as to enclose an area of land while remaining hidden in the total landscapeAlso called: ha-ha
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