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Meaning of FENCING

Pronunciation:  'fensing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act or art of using a sword as in fencing
  2. [n]  a barrier that serves to enclose an area
  3. [n]  material for building fences
 

FENCING is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fence, fencing material, swordplay
 
 See Also: backstop, barrier, building material, chainlink fence, combat, fence line, fight, fighting, hedge, hedgerow, paling, picket fence, play, rail fence, stone wall, wall, weir

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fen"cing\, n.
1. The art or practice of attack and defense with the sword,
   esp. with the smallsword. See {Fence}, v. i., 2.

2. Disputing or debating in a manner resembling the art of
   fencers. --Shak.

3. The materials used for building fences. [U.S.]

4. The act of building a fence.

5. The aggregate of the fences put up for inclosure or
   protection; as, the fencing of a farm.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bickering, boggling, captiousness, caviling, chicane, chicanery, dodging, equivocation, evasion, hairsplitting, hedging, logic-chopping, nit-picking, paltering, parrying, pettifoggery, prevarication, pussyfooting, quibbling, shifting, shuffle, shuffling, sidestepping, subterfuge, suppressio veri, swordplay, tergiversation, trichoschistism, weasel words
 

 

 

 

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