un·​fenced | \ ˌən-ˈfen(t)st How to pronounce unfenced (audio) \

Definition of unfenced

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

Examples of unfenced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The few unfenced stretches are the only thing that brings hope to wildlife experts for the conservation of some animal populations. Clara Migoya, The Arizona Republic, 31 Dec. 2021 Two pit bulls were found attached to chains in the unfenced yard. cleveland, 3 Dec. 2021 As the dogs learned not to chase their charge, conservationists placed this gregarious canine known for guarding sheep near the bandicoot in two unfenced farmland areas in the bandicoot’s historical range, west of Melbourne. Anthony Ham, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Nov. 2021 Stretches of unfenced land lead down to the water; wizened tree roots and matted grasses create resting points along the shore. Katherine Laidlaw, Wired, 9 Sep. 2021 Dog owners in New York City are required to keep their pet on a leash no longer than six feet while in any public place, including any open or unfenced field. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 19 July 2021 Rusting metal machinery and other trash protrude from eroding, unfenced tailings piles left by operators in the 1970s. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 July 2021 Apart from Ellis and her mother, Alice, at Newhaven, traditional cat hunters operate only at Kiwirrkurra, an unfenced Indigenous community area covering 17,700 square miles in the Gibson Desert west of Newhaven. Anthony Ham, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Mar. 2021 The events will take place in Piedmont Park, which is outdoors, unfenced and allows for social distancing, Jamie Fergerson, executive director of Atlanta Pride, said. NBC News, 22 May 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unfenced.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unfenced

1608, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About unfenced

Time Traveler for unfenced

Time Traveler

The first known use of unfenced was in 1608

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near unfenced




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for unfenced

Last Updated

3 Jan 2022

Cite this Entry

“Unfenced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfenced. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!