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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
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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
Translations of “fence”
in Korean 울타리…
in Arabic سور, سِياج…
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 Spanish valla, cerca…
in Portuguese cerca…
in German der Zaun…
in Catalan tanca…
in Japanese 塀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 结构, 栅栏, 篱笆…
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