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Fencing meaning

fencing - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. the art or sport of fighting with swords ( especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
  2. 2. of Fence
  3. 3. The art or practice of attack and defense with the sword, esp. with the smallsword. See Fence, v. i., 2.
  4. 4. Disputing or debating in a manner resembling the art of fencers.
  5. 5. The materials used for building fences.
  6. 6. The act of building a fence.
  7. 7. The aggregate of the fences put up for inclosure or protection; as, the fencing of a farm.
  8. 8. Material for a fence; sword- exercise.

fencing - examples of usage

  1. The fencing of the cleared acreage, and the plowing up and sowing with oats and wheat of some eight or ten acres of land from which the roots and stumps had been carefully grubbed out, would complete a " ranch," according to the Oregon fashion, and section 33 would lose that name and assume that of its first owner. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
  2. However, he's a stout fellow; but he holds himself back too much in fencing; that's very dangerous." - "Monsieur Cherami", Charles Paul de Kock.
  3. He remembered the slight sound that had told him of the opening of the door to the laboratory while he was fencing for time with Culligore. - "The Gray Phantom's Return", Herman Landon.
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