Meaning of lightning fence in English:

lightning fence


  • A wire fence with widely spaced posts, allowing for quick erection.

    ‘I traced the boundaries and enclosed the land with a lightning fence’
    • ‘Our lightning fence had translated itself further along the lane several times.’
    • ‘The new settler often found it necessary to erect lightning fences in the early periods of farming.’
    • ‘I enclosed my land with a sprung lightning fence of the Australian kind.’
    • ‘He was on a contract for a number of miles of fencing — lightning fence, as they call it, eighty posts to the mile.’
    • ‘He shows us his lightning fence, the chief features of which are its comparative cheapness in erection and general utility.’