un·​fenced ˌən-ˈfen(t)st How to pronounce unfenced (audio)
: not enclosed or bordered by a fence : not fenced
an unfenced pasture/garden/yard

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Built as sister houses with combined outdoor spaces, the lots remain unfenced, and many of the landscape features have been preserved. Jen Banowetz, chicagotribune.com, 20 July 2021 Child drownings are on the rise in Louisiana, according to the state Department of Health, which says inability to swim, lack of supervision, and unfenced pools, spas and water bodies are top causes of drownings among babies and children under 15 years old. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 17 May 2022 Meanwhile, almost all of those released near unfenced water survived. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2011 While the lodge itself is a sight to behold, offering an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and sprawling unfenced grounds, there’s a wealth of truly marvelous expeditions to take part in just past property limits. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 The students — in 5th and 6th grade — were outside Willard Intermediate South in an unfenced yard when the two pit bull mixes began to attack them. Steve Helling, Peoplemag, 22 Dec. 2022 These three ultramodern 4-bedroom homes (booked individually or together) are remarkable for their especially game-rich location in private Sabi Sand reserve, adjacent to unfenced Kruger National Park. Town & Country, 14 Dec. 2022 As feral horses and unfenced cows meander through the plains and clouds amass and scatter with sublime indifference to human concerns, Conover merges past, present, and future into a timeless, ecstatic whole. Judith Shulevitz, The Atlantic, 8 Dec. 2022 Half a million camels live within Saudi Arabia's borders, and wandering strays along unfenced roads are responsible for 97 percent of animal collisions in the country. Benjamin Hunting, Car and Driver, 13 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfenced was in 1608

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“Unfenced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfenced. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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