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: the art or practice of attack and defense with the foil, épée, or saber
: fence sense 2a
: the fences of a property or region
: material used for building fences
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1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: the art or sport of fighting with swords
: material that is used for making fences
See the full definition for fencing in the English Language Learners Dictionary
: the sport of having a pretended fight with blunted swords
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