What does the word fencing mean?

Usage examples for fencing

  1. By what legal fencing this was to be done nobody knows, but it has been often surmised that Mrs. Plausaby was to leave it to her husband in trust for the Metropolisville University. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  2. I was up in a moment, pretty savage, and caught sight of my Jack fencing with my man, as calm as if we were in old Pike's gallery. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell