What does the word enclosure mean?

Usage examples for enclosure

  1. He took an envelope out of his pocket, removed its enclosure, glanced at it- seemed astonished- held it out and gazed at it- stared at it. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  2. We kept it at night within our enclosure, and by day it was always watched by some one of its proprietors. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  3. Hand in hand they returned the entire distance they had come, keeping as close as possible to the enclosure and speaking of anything but their hearts' desire. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann