Meaning of FENCE in English

FENCE

n.

Function: verb

Inflected Form: fenced ; fenc · ing

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

1 a : to enclose with a fence b (1) : to keep in or out with a fence (2) : to ward off

2 : to provide a defense for

3 : to sell (stolen property) to a fence

intransitive verb

1 a : to practice fencing b (1) : to use tactics of attack and defense resembling those of fencing (2) : to parry arguments by shifting ground

2 archaic : to provide protection

– fenc · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.