fence

Part of speech: verb

To enclose with a fence; secure; protect.

Part of speech: verb

To practise with a foil or sword; strive skilfully, as in debate. To provide a fence or defense.

Part of speech: noun

Fencer.

Part of speech: noun

A structure, as of rails, for enclosing land; a defense; shield; bul- wark.

Part of speech: noun

The use of weapons, as in fencing; repartee.

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Usage examples "fence":

  1. In falling she struck her back on the rail fence. - "Madge Morton's Trust", Amy D. V. Chalmers.
  2. Why, no, I don't know as I have, answered Mrs. McGuire from the other side of the fence, except that he's always traipsin' off to the woods with his father. - "Dawn", Eleanor H. Porter.
  3. Don't you ever set foot outside that garden- fence without my permission. - "Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters", Thomas Hardy.