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Fence meaning

fence - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. a dealer in stolen property
  2. 2. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
  3. 3. An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within.
  4. 4. A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.
  5. 5. Self- defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.
  6. 6. A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.
  7. 7. To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
  8. 8. To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.
  9. 9. To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
  10. 10. To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.
  11. 11. Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
  12. 12. A structure for inclosing land.
  13. 13. To inclose with a fence.
  14. 14. To practise fencing.

fence - examples of usage

  1. Captain I- told him again to take back the animal, and to examine the fence more thoroughly, still believing that it must have been broken down in some part or other, though the gate might be secure. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. As I turned, he flew over me and lit on the fence in front. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. He has actually had a fence built round it, to protect it as much as possible from further injury. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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