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noun

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

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Origin of sunk fence

First recorded in 1755–65
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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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