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.
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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
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pick′et fence′


n.
a fence consisting of pickets nailed to horizontal stringers between upright posts.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
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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
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Translations

picket fence

nsteccato, palizzata
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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.
Picket Fence Realty owners Sue and Paul Duchek will once again join the challenge, committing to match the mayor's donation, up to $500.
Even more strange, STEVE is sometimes joined by green vertical columns of light nicknamed the "picket fence."
Bid Package: #7- Special Flooring (Semco), WWF & Picket Fence, Final Cleaning
Craig comes from a family of roofers, and when his father worked in the trade, it was possible for a single-income family to have "the dog and white picket fence." Not so much anymore.
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.