picket fence


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picket fence

n.
A fence made of upright pointed boards fastened at intervals to rails that extend between posts.

picket fence

n
(Building) a fence consisting of pickets supported at close regular intervals by being driven into the ground, by interlacing with strong wire, or by nailing to horizontal timbers fixed to posts in the ground

pick′et fence′


n.
a fence consisting of pickets nailed to horizontal stringers between upright posts.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picket fence - a fence made of upright picketspicket fence - a fence made of upright pickets  
fence, fencing - a barrier that serves to enclose an area
pale, picket - a wooden strip forming part of a fence
Translations

picket fence

nsteccato, palizzata
References in classic literature ?
He reeled toward her front picket fence, drawing a revolver.
And the bodies of three men hung on her picket fence.
So they followed the Champion and several others through the streets and just beyond the village came to a very high picket fence, built all of marble, which seemed to divide the great cave into two equal parts.
George Willard stopped by a picket fence and tried to control the shaking of his body.
In the course of a few days they surrounded their dwelling-house and magazines with a picket fence ninety feet square, flanked by two bastions, on which were mounted four four-pounders.
They were recognized as graves by the discolored stones or rotting boards at head and foot, leaning at all angles, some prostrate; by the ruined picket fences surrounding them; or, infrequently, by the mound itself showing its gravel through the fallen leaves.
This year, it has been moved from a traffic island to outside The Granary pub - and it's got a pretty white picket fence around it.
Making a picket fence is easy and will not break the bank.
That tattoo of barbed wire might look good when you're in your 20s but by the time you're my age it looks more like a picket fence.
Some styles of picket fence though, are just a meaningless to small critters as a Virginia fence would be.
The free attraction, which will be made up of sand area, surrounded by decking boards and a white picket fence, will open next to the play area in the park from Thursday, July 23, to Thursday, September 3.
The article in the Telegram & Gazette on March 27, "27 apartments planned at former school,'' notes that by a unanimous vote the Worcester Planning Board granted a special permit to White Picket Fence LLC to convert the school into 27 apartments with a 54-space parking lot.