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rail fence

n.
A fence consisting of horizontal rails supported at their ends by posts or laid across each other at an angle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rail fence - a fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle)rail fence - a fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle)
fence, fencing - a barrier that serves to enclose an area
fence rail, split rail - a rail that is split from a log
snake fence, snake-rail fence, Virginia fence, worm fence - rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails
References in classic literature ?
After the wagon containing the berry pickers had passed, he went across the field through the tall mustard weeds and climbing a rail fence peered anxiously along the road to the town.
He leaped a ditch, went through a rail fence, and fled across a field.
The sun blazed down on a corner of a barn and on a rail fence where the ground lay in the mottled shade of large trees overhead.
It must be observed that one of Sam's especial delights had been to ride in attendance on his master to all kinds of political gatherings, where, roosted on some rail fence, or perched aloft in some tree, he would sit watching the orators, with the greatest apparent gusto, and then, descending among the various brethren of his own color, assembled on the same errand, he would edify and delight them with the most ludicrous burlesques and imitations, all delivered with the most imperturbable earnestness and solemnity; and though the auditors immediately about him were generally of his own color, it not unfrequently happened that they were fringed pretty deeply with those of a fairer complexion, who listened, laughing and winking, to Sam's great self-congratulation.
Shortly afterwards, while Bell was visiting at his father's house in Canada, he bought up all the stove-pipe wire in the town, and tacked it to a rail fence between the house and a telegraph office.
I wanted to run out through the long pasture grass, wetting my legs with the dew of it, and to climb the rail fence, and keep on through the timber and up and up over the divide so as to get a look around.
And it amused him; it gratified that irregularly sociable side of his nature which had always expressed itself in a relish for ungrammatical conversation, and which often, even in his busy and preoccupied days, had made him sit on rail fences in young Western towns, in the twilight, in gossip hardly less than fraternal with humorous loafers and obscure fortune-seekers.
He said: "Eventually, Persimmon erected a flimsy little post and rail fence that children just step through.
Christopher, who always has been interested in Lombard history, contacted Sarah Richardt of the Lombard Historical Society about replacing the split rail fence around the Sheldon Peck home, which dates to the 1830s.
A full size floodlight and mirrored dressage arena measuring 60m x 20m is made up of Alruba rubber on top of white silica sands and is surrounded by a post and rail fence.
Easy Rail Fence Blocks are sprinkled with 4 bright Sawtooth Stars in this classic quilt.