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fence

noun [C] uk   /fens/ us  

fence noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

B2 a structure that divides two areas of land, similar to a wall but made of wood or wire and supported with posts

fence noun [C] (CRIMINAL)

old-fashioned slang a person who buys and sells stolen goods

fence

verb [I] uk   /fens/ us  
to fight as a sport with a long, thin sword
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