fencing

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noun fenc·ing \ˈfen(t)-siŋ\

Definition of fencing

  1. 1 :  the art or practice of attack and defense with the foil, épée, or saber

  2. 2a (1) :  fence 2a (2) :  the fences of a property or regionb :  material used for building fences

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1578

First Known Use of fencing

1578


FENCING Defined for English Language Learners

fencing

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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

  1. :  the sport of having a pretended fight with blunted swords



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