Meaning of “fencer” in the English Dictionary

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"fencer" in British English

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fencernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfen.sər/ us /ˈfen.sɚ/

Examples from literature

  • All physical games do not require physical strength, and he became an excellent shot and fencer. 
  • I am a bad shot and an indifferent fencer. 
  • It is as though a fencer should remove the button from the end of his foil. 
  • Never but once have I crossed swords with such a fencer, and I doubt if even he was as strong. 
  • She was a strong and active woman, with long limbs and well-knit muscles, a clever fencer, a tireless swimmer, a fine horsewoman. 

(Definition of “fencer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)