A fence is defined as a barrier used for protection or to create a boundary.(noun)
An example of a fence is a two foot wooden barrier around a person's front yard.
The definition of a fence is a dealer of stolen goods.(noun)
An example of a fence is a person at the flea market selling stolen car stereos.
Fence means to use bladed weapons for sport or fighting.(verb)
An example of to fence is how the character Inigo Montoya from the movie The Princess Bride fought his battles.
See fence in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME fens, aphetic for defens, defense
See fence in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English fens
Origin: , short for defens, defense; see defense.
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