closeboard fencing


Senior Member
Hi dear people,

Is featheredge rails a correct synonym for closeboard fencing?

Again, I've seen it in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, British writer.

Many thanks for your opinion.
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Closeboard fencing simply means a fence constructed with vertical boards set right next to one another, so there is no see-through space between them; if you Google that term, you'll see some photos at the top of the page depicting that kind of fence. Some of the links mention the term "feather edge fencing" as a synonym, but others use it a little differently, and the precise meaning of that term isn't clear to me.
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