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Definitions for: FENCE
- (n.) That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.
- (v. i.) To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
- (v. i.) To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.
- (v. i.) Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.
- (v. t.) To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
- (v. t.) To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.