worm fence


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worm fence

n.
A fence of crossed rails supporting one another and forming a zigzag pattern. Also called snake fence, Virginia fence.

worm′ fence`


n.
Chiefly Midland U.S. snake fence.
[1645–55]
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Noun1.worm fence - rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails
rail fence - a fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle)
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One season, he built a worm fence across the front of the property, making it entirely of scavenged gray cedar.