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fencenoun [C]

uk   us   /fens/

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

fenceverb [I]

uk   us   /fens/
to fight as a sport with a long, thin sword
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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