from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fence of upright pointed pickets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A simple fence made from wooden pickets, connected by horizontal bars.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a fence made of pickets. See def. 2, above.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fence formed of pickets or narrow vertical boards, often pointed, nailed at close intervals to cross-bars or rails supported by posts, into which they are often mortised.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fence made of upright pickets


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  • The mountains looked like the white picket fence around the cottage of eternity, although Alobar clearly thought about them in another way entirely.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Gustavo had been called in to work that day because someone had to be in the store as long as the front was only boarded up with plywood, so in deference to his beliefs, they had bought some incense and holders and placed a picket fence of smoldering joss sticks around the edible panty.

    You Suck

  • Stacy must have looked at me and seen a white picket fence and two-point-five children or something because she clung to my ass like stink clings to raw chitterlings—she was all over it!

    Finding Dignity

  • So, I just look at these heads and think of the white picket fence and the finished basement I’mma have before it’s all said and done.

    Finding Dignity

  • Enclosing all was a strong circular picket fence twelve feet high.

    Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk

  • I hurried past the white picket fence for real, up the tulip-lined walkway to the front door, where I rang the bell and tried to imagine what sort of sitcom cliché might be waiting inside.

    The 310: Boy Trouble


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