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fence

 
 
pronunciation:
fens
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a structure used to mark off an area or to keep animals or people in or out.
We built this fence to keep the dogs from escaping.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: fences, fencing, fenced
definition 1: to place a fence around (often followed by "in," "off," or "out").
They fenced off their share of the property.
definition 2: to take part in the sport of fencing.
The two competitors fenced well in the match.
 
derivation: fencer (n.)