fencing

noun fenc·ing \ ˈfen(t)-siŋ \

Definition of fencing

1 :the art or practice of attack and defense with the foil, épée, or saber
2 a (1) :fence 2a
(2) :the fences of a property or region
b :material used for building fences

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First Known Use of fencing

1578


FENCING Defined for English Language Learners

fencing

noun

Definition of fencing for English Language Learners

  • : the art or sport of fighting with swords

  • : material that is used for making fences


FENCING Defined for Kids

fencing

noun fenc·ing \ ˈfen-siŋ \

Definition of fencing for Students

:the sport of having a pretended fight with blunted swords


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