snow fence


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snow fence

[′snō ‚fens]
(civil engineering)
An open-slatted board fence usually 4 to 10 feet (1.2 to 3.0 meters) high, placed about 50 feet (15 meters) on the windward side of a railroad track or highway; the fence serves to disrupt the flow of the wind so that the snow is deposited close to the fence on the leeward side, leaving a comparatively clear, protected strip parallel to the fence and slightly farther downwind.

snow guard

snow guards (two types)
Any device intended to prevent snow from sliding off a sloping roof.
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One is to erect a snow fence and gutters over the three Town Hall entrances, and to install a snow guard over the roof perimeter.
The cattle had potential access to the pool for a minimum of three days until the gas company placed a snow fence around the pool to restrict access.
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The bunny, from behind a snow fence, shook hands with one paw while holding onto its oversized head with the other.
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Some snow fences are still out of sight so - even with the weather warming - there should still be some cover.