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A fence (barrier).

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Noun

Singular
fence

Plural
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  1. A thin, human-constructed barrier which separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter.
  2. A middleman for transactions of stolen goods.
  3. The place whence such a middleman operates.
  4. Skill in oral debate.
  5. The art or practice of fencing.
  6. A guard or guide on machinery.

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Verb

Infinitive
to fence

Third person singular
fenc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to fence (third-person singular simple present fenc, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To enclose, contain or separate by building fence.
  2. (transitive) To defend or guard.
  3. (transitive) To engage in the selling or buying of stolen goods.
  4. (intransitive) To engage in (the sport) fencing.
    • 1921, Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche,
      Challenges are flying right and left between these bully-swordsmen, these spadassinicides, and poor devils of the robe who have never learnt to fence with anything but a quill.
  5. (intransitive) (equestrian) To jump over a fence.

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