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English definition of “fence”

fence

noun [C]  /fens/ us  

fence noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a structure of wood or wire forming a wall around a house or a piece of land, often to keep people or animals from coming in or going out: He put up a fence to keep his dog in the backyard.

fence noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

a person who buys and sells stolen goods

fence

verb  /fens/ us  

fence verb (SPORT)

[I] to take part in the sport of attacking and defending with a weapon having a long blade

fence verb (STRUCTURE)

[T] to put a fence around a house or a piece of land: The area is fenced on three sides but not along the highway.
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