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snake fence

  1. a fence, zigzag in plan, made of rails resting across one another at an angle.
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Origin of snake fence

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
Also called Virginia fence, Virginia rail fence, worm fence.

Virginia fence

  1. snake fence.
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Origin of Virginia fence

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75
Also called rail fence, Virginia rail fence.
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