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fence

noun [C]  us   /fens/

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  us   /fens/

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.
Translations of “fence”
in Arabic سور, سِياج…
in Korean 울타리…
in Malaysian pagar…
in French clôture…
in Turkish çit…
in Italian steccato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 結構, 柵欄, 籬笆…
in Russian забор, изгородь…
in Polish ogrodzenie, płot…
in Vietnamese hàng rào…
in Spanish valla, cerca…
in Portuguese cerca…
in Thai รั้ว…
in German der Zaun…
in Catalan tanca…
in Japanese 塀…
in Indonesian pagar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 结构, 栅栏, 篱笆…
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