unfenced

adjective
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 In Southern California, agents for decades were accustomed to caravans of vehicles flying through unfenced areas of the border. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "This is what Trump's wall looks like four years after he was elected to build it," 2 Nov. 2020 Agents also learned that cars were sneaking into the U.S. in new unfenced places. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "In western Arizona, over a hundred miles of new border wall is getting results," 26 Oct. 2020 The women grazed their animals freely in the miles of unfenced pastures and forests surrounding these enclaves. Jennie Tiderman-Österberg, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Sweden’s Ancient Tradition of Calling Home the Herds Is Women’s Work," 28 Sep. 2020 The fourth-year junior organized workouts with receivers at the unfenced band practice field before workouts at the Alabama football compound were allowed. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "What Mac Jones learned from Tua-Jalen QB battle to help win his," 23 Sep. 2020 Earlier this year, lifelong Plainville resident Gary Vincent planted eight giant pumpkin seeds in an unfenced, uncovered garden plot owned by Plainville’s Our Lady of Mercy Church. Mark Mirko, courant.com, "The year 2020 has brought familiar challenges, and some not so familiar, to Connecticut’s giant-pumpkin growers," 22 Sep. 2020 Larger animals, too, began to trickle into the unfenced plots, feasting on what remained of the pigs and the insects that coated their rotting flanks. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "To Study Mass Die-Offs, Scientists Dumped 15 Tons of Feral Pig Carcasses Into a Field," 23 Jan. 2020 With ports of entry and the unfenced land in between being closely watched by federal border officials, cartels appear to be cutting back on their movements. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Mexican drug smugglers feel pandemic pain, just like any other business," 24 Apr. 2020 The family’s brick home sits on an unfenced lot with a trampoline and playhouse in the backyard. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "A shoplifting report led police to Va. teen accused of killing his mother, brother," 16 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of unfenced

1608, in the meaning defined above

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10 Nov 2020

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“Unfenced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfenced. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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