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Definition of "fence" []

  • A structure serving as an enclosure, a barrier, or a boundary, usually made of posts or stakes joined together by boards, wire, or rails. (noun)
  • The art or sport of fencing. (noun)
  • One who receives and sells stolen goods. (noun)
  • A place where stolen goods are received and sold. (noun)
  • Archaic A means of defense; a protection. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fence" in a sentence
  • "Taken from their families and forced to live in "white" orphanages, three mixed-race aborigine children escape, traveling 1500 miles back home, using the title fence as their guide."
  • "Not on the fence part, because the fence is a spectacularly dumb idea but the GDP and wages part."
  • "Straddling the fence is the game and gutless or seriously lacking in resolve and determination is the guy who can read but not lead! diridi"