Meaning of FENCE in English


noun a receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.

2. fence ·noun a projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.

3. fence ·noun that which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.

4. fence ·vt to inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.

5. fence ·vi hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, ·etc.

6. fence ·vt to fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.

7. fence ·vi to make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.

8. fence ·vi to practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, ·esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.

9. fence ·noun 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.

10. fence ·noun 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.

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