Definition of Russell fence in English:

Russell fence

Pronunciation /ˈrʌsl ˌfɛns/


(also Russel fence)
  • A fence in which the top rail lies in the intersection formed by crossed posts and the lower rails hang suspended from it by looped wires.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Manitoba Free Press. From a first element of uncertain origin (perhaps Russell, the surname of the supposed inventor of the fence) + fence.