Definition of “fence” - English Dictionary

“fence” in American English

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fencenoun [ C ]

us /fens/

fence noun [ C ] (STRUCTURE)

a structure of wood or wire forming a wall around a house or a piece of land, often to keep people or animals from coming in or going out:

He put up a fence to keep his dog in the backyard.

fence noun [ C ] (CRIMINAL)

a person who buys and sells stolen goods



us /fens/

fence verb (SPORT)

[ I ] to take part in the sport of attacking and defending with a weapon having a long blade

fence verb (STRUCTURE)

[ T ] to put a fence around a house or a piece of land:

The area is fenced on three sides but not along the highway.

(Definition of “fence” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)