Dictionary Category: Chain Link

Diamond
The mesh opening formed by the woven wires in chain link fence fabric.
Corner Barb Arm
A combination post cap used to hold barbed wire in place on a Corner Post. May be angled in or out from the fence line to hold three strands of barbed wire or "V" shaped to hold six strands of barbed wire.
Barb (Twist)
Selvage obtained by twisting adjacent pairs of wire ends together in a closed helix of 1-1/2 machine turns, which is equivalent to three full twists.
Barb
As related to barbed wire- a short length of wire, with exposed ends cut on a bias to produce sharp points.
Selvage
the edge created by woven chain link fabric from the joining of knuckled or twisted (barbed) pickets.
Knuckle
pertaining to chain link fence the knuckle is the edge that is created by interlocking the wire ends and bending them into a loop to prevent unraveling.
Aluminized
in reference to chain link fence, describes steel wire that is coated with aluminum-iron alloy prior to being woven into the fabric.
Barb Wire Arm
a cap that extends off a line post that allows for 3 strands of barbed wire to be run continuously.
Brace Band
a band that goes around a terminal post.
Mesh
the distance between the wires in the diamond area of a chain link fence.
Eye Top
a cap for the line posts that features a loop to allow the top rail to pass through it. Found on chain link fences.
End Post
the terminal post that is at the beginning or end of the fence line.
Chain Link Fence
a type of fence that is usually constructed from steel wires that run vertically and are interwoven to make a zig-zag pattern.
Post Cap
a fitting that covers the top of a tubular post
Terminal Post
the load bearing post of a fence which is often at the end or corner of a fence line.
Swedge
a end piece of a toprail that is slimmer than the rest of the rail so that it will fit into and join another piece of toprail.
Tension Bar
a bar that runs vertically and interwoven between the chain link fence fabric at the end of the fence line that is used to secure the fabric to the terminal post.
Tension Band
tension bands are use to connect the tension bar to a terminal post.
Chain Link Fence Fabric
fence material that has been created by interweaving steel wire so as to create a continuous mesh without the use of fasteners or knots
Diamond Count
the number of diamond openings between one edge of a fence fabric to another.
Top Rail
horizontal support running between two terminal posts near the top edge of the fence
Tension Wire
a wire used along the top or bottom of a chain link fence in place of a rail.
Hog Rings
hog rings are "C" shaped wire clips that are primarily used for securing chain link fence fabric to the bottom and top tension wires.