Definition of snow fence in US English:

snow fence


  • A fence erected to prevent hazardous snowdrifts, typically by the side of a road.

    • ‘For example, when former presidential candidate Al Gore visited campus the day before Election Day, we installed more than 3,000 feet of snow fence to assist with security.’
    • ‘For one, they've tamed the incessant winds with rows of permanent snow fences in the strawberry beds.’
    • ‘He believes that one of the options in a dust-control strategy is installation of a snow fence along the perimeter.’
    • ‘A woolly mammoth caught in a severe dust storm would act like a snow fence.’
    • ‘In addition to seeding and fertilization, surface manipulation (such as plowing of surfaces to reduce the effects of compaction and construction of snow fences to trap moisture) has been attempted at a number of sites.’
    • ‘Antelope sightings were frequent, and wooden snow fences close to the tracks bore mute testimony to what this area must be like in the dead of winter.’
    • ‘There is an issue between the parties as to whether the trees planted next to the road at the accident location were intended to form a living snow fence or were planted simply as part of the Authority's general reforestation program.’
    • ‘He said they are building the trucks and trying to put in snow fence.’
    • ‘The animal would have been buried quickly, since the animal would act like a snow fence.’
    • ‘And, because the multi-trunked, shrubby species grows well on windy mountain ridges and produces broad crowns in the process, the trees act as high-altitude snow fences, regulating spring runoff and reducing erosion.’
    • ‘High chain-link fences, concrete barriers, guards with dogs, double lines of snow fences and police on bikes have nearly cut off this symbol from the public.’
    • ‘There are miles of double snow fences encircling the Mall.’