Snow fence

Alternative definitions (2), class: vernacular (0)
Term: Snow fence
Definition: (1) Form of shelterbelt, generally a fence of open construction erected at some distance from an area which is to be protected from snowdrifts; the action of the fence is to pile up snow on its lee side. (2) Barrier of open construction, generally one to three metres in height, erected at a distance of about 15 m from a railway line or road to protect it from snow.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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