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Meaning of FENCING

Pronunciation:  'fensing

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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
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