un·​en·​closed | \ˌən-in-ˈklōzd, -en-\

Definition of unenclosed 

: not enclosed or fenced in unenclosed land/space

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Fences were expensive and relatively few, and outsiders, by tacit consent, ranged over unimproved, unenclosed land, hunting, fishing and grazing livestock. Gerard Helferich, WSJ, "‘This Land Is Our Land’ Review: Taking the Long Way Around," 25 May 2018 Over the summer, buyers had taken the first step in snapping up dozens of condo apartments — or rather unenclosed patches of sky that would one day metamorphose into apartments. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "The Megamall–Hotel–Condo–Concert Hall That Ate New York City," 10 Jan. 2018 That number excludes pedestrians, those who died in motorcycle or bicycle accidents, and those who died riding in an unenclosed cargo area or trailer. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Car Accidents Remain a Top Child Killer, and Belts a Reliable Savior," 29 May 2017 The policy is similar to the city’s ordinance on smoking, which prohibits smoking in enclosed and unenclosed public areas. Orange County Register, "Third adopts caregiver policy, electric vehicle fee," 26 Jan. 2017

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1676, in the meaning defined above

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