Definition of dog-leg fence in English:

dog-leg fence

(also dog-legged fence)

noun

Australian, New Zealand
  • A fence consisting of logs laid horizontally on X-shaped wooden supports.

    ‘the wild cattle had walked over the dog-leg fence, and eaten my crops’
    • ‘The dog-leg fence is now almost out of use, and is very seldom seen.’
    • ‘The two-rail fence is worth more than a dog-leg fence.’
    • ‘The shed was surrounded by a short history of rural fencing, with wire fence, remnants of log and branch fence, dog-leg fence, and—in the background—the hawthorn hedge.’
    • ‘An early method of construction was the dog-leg fence.’
    • ‘The tiny flower patch surrounding the shack was protected by a dog-leg fence.’
    • ‘To protect them from the hoofs of cattle and horses, he put up a dog-leg fence round the spot.’
    • ‘To protect them from the hoofs of cattle and horses, he put up a dog-leg fence round the spot.’
    • ‘This slab hut, with its dog-leg fence, was once his South Australia home.’
    • ‘In the valley of the Clyde River, a colonial house is set behind its dog-leg fence at a creek crossing.’
    • ‘The clearing was fenced in by a light dog-legged fence, and the dusty ground round the house was almost entirely covered with cattle droppings.’