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fence

noun [C]
 
 
/fens/
B2 a wood, wire, or metal structure that divides or goes around an area: a garden/electric fenceFences and rails
→  See also picket fence , sit on the fence
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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