fencible

adjective
fen·ci·ble | \ˈfen(t)səbəl\

Definition of fencible 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly Scottish, of a man

a : capable of defending or bearing arms for his country

b : eligible for military service

2 archaic : capable of being defended this old tower … is fencible— Sir Walter Scott

3 : being of the corps of fencibles fencible and militia regiments

fencible

noun
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plural -s

Definition of fencible (Entry 2 of 2)

: a soldier in a corps enlisted only for home service and for the duration of a war especially in Britain and the U.S. during the second half of the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries

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History and Etymology for fencible

Adjective

Middle English fensable, fensible, short for defensable, defensible

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