Meaning of rabbit-proof in English:



Australian, New Zealand
  • Designed to contain the spread of wild rabbits and other agricultural pests.

    ‘a rabbit-proof gate allows for the passage of traffic’
    • ‘By 1888 they had penetrated the rabbit-proof fence erected by the New South Wales government.’
    • ‘The youngest helps weed the pots in the rabbit-proof compound.’
    • ‘University botanists were consulted but advised that a sand area enclosed by rabbit-proof fencing would remain just that: bare sand.’
    • ‘It was originally built to be rabbit-proof as well, but that ended up requiring a whole second fence.’
    • ‘An anonymous "guerrilla gardener" took over the plot, added a rabbit-proof mesh and planted potatoes.’
    • ‘I will erect a rabbit-proof fence like the famous one Down Under, except that my fence would be about 1,100 miles shorter.’
    • ‘We did most of the preparation before I retired, including putting up a smart, rabbit-proof fence to protect the new plants while they establish.’
    • ‘The rabbit-proof fence was a strip of barbed-wire netting that cut across half of the continent and was designed to protect farmer's crops by keeping the rabbits away.’
    • ‘The giant rabbit-proof fence stretches from coast to coast.’
    • ‘The film tells of the children's escape and how they follow the rabbit-proof fence across a blistering desert.’