un·fenced | \ˌən-ˈfen(t)st \

Definition of unfenced 

: not enclosed or bordered by a fence : not fenced an unfenced pasture/garden/yard

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If the property is unfenced and uncultivated, it must be posted at all corners, and boundaries that intersect navigable streams, roads, gates and rights of way, or posted in a way that a reasonable person would know it’s private property. Eric Barker, idahostatesman, "Headed outdoors? Make sure you know about Idaho's new trespassing law," 9 July 2018 Pinecastle Range Complex encompasses an unfenced 5,760-acre area in the middle of Ocala. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "US Navy dropping live bombs in Florida this week," 20 June 2018 The aerial video analyzed by the network showed in up-close detail how most of the vast border remains unfenced and essentially unsecured. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Arizona Republic and USA TODAY NETWORK win Pulitzer Prize for border wall project," 16 Apr. 2018 Across this unfenced wilderness there are just six prisons with a collective capacity for 154 prisoners. Sarah Lazarus, CNN, "Humane prison to bring Greenland's most dangerous criminals home," 16 Mar. 2018 All rooms are done in bright-colored local fabrics and have private balconies overlooking the unfenced Zambezi National Park. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Victoria Falls Hotel," 22 Dec. 2017 But there are hundreds of miles of Mexico-Texas border that get almost no traffic even unfenced—and where concerns over private property, the environment, and plain value-for-money make a physical wall a ludicrously pointless notion. David Frum, The Atlantic, "Trump's Impending Immigration Sell-Out," 5 Sep. 2017 Farawo said wild animals often wander outside unfenced areas of national parks in Zimbabwe, and the wildlife agency is struggling with human-animal conflict in areas surrounding parks. Washington Post, "Killing of Cecil’s son highlights peril facing African lions," 21 July 2017 Not even the unfenced wildlife roaming outside could disrupt our slumber. Dominica Lim, CNT, "A Road Trip Through Namibia's Wild Landscape," 11 June 2017

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1608, in the meaning defined above

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