Definition of Rail fence
1. Noun. A fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle).
Terms within: Fence Rail, Split Rail
Specialized synonyms: Snake Fence, Snake-rail Fence, Virginia Fence, Worm Fence
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rail Fence
Literary usage of Rail fence
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1872)
"In Claiborne, post and rail fence is made by setting two posts, dropping the rails between, and fastening with caps ; wire-fence, by stretching wire upon ..."
2. Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon by Oregon Supreme Court (1920)
"When the gates were removed and the road opened to the public there was a rail fence on each side of the Burch road; and both these rail fences had been ..."
3. Southern Planter (1843)
"The iron rod will cost about seven cents—for a five-rail fence, it should be cut about four feet nine inches. The lap of the rails need be no more ..."
4. The Southern Planter (1852)
"The same farm enclosed with post and rail fence, at 10 feet to the panel, will require 1260 panels, which at 7 rails to the panel, require 8820 rails, ..."