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picket fence

noun [C]  us   /ˈpɪk·ɪt ˈfens/
a low fence made of a row of flat, vertical sticks, pointed at the top, usually with space between them and connected by a few horizontal sticks
Translations of “picket fence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 尖樁籬柵…
in Russian частокол…
in Turkish alçak çit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尖桩篱栅…
in Polish parkan…
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