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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
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