What does Fencing mean?

Definitions for Fencing
ˈfɛn sɪŋFenc·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fence, fencingnoun

    a barrier that serves to enclose an area

  2. fencing material, fencingnoun

    material for building fences

  3. fencingnoun

    the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)


  1. fencingnoun

    The art or sport of duelling with swords, especially with the 17th to 18th century European dueling swords and the practice weapons decended from them (sport fencing)

  2. fencingnoun

    Material used to make fences, fences used as barriers or an enclosure.

    Fencing was erected around the field to keep the horses in.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fencing

    of Fence

  2. Fencingnoun

    the art or practice of attack and defense with the sword, esp. with the smallsword. See Fence, v. i., 2

  3. Fencingverb

    disputing or debating in a manner resembling the art of fencers

  4. Fencingverb

    the materials used for building fences

  5. Fencingverb

    the act of building a fence

  6. Fencingverb

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


  1. Fencing

    Fencing is the sport of fighting with swords. The most common version of fencing today, also called olympic fencing or competitive fencing, is divided into three weapon categories: foil, sabre and épée. Classical fencing uses the same three weapons, but approaches fencing as a martial art. Competitive fencing is one of five sports which has been featured at every one of the modern Olympic Games, the other four being Athletics, Cycling, Swimming, and Gymnastics.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fencing

    The art of using the small-sword with skill and address.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fencing

    The art of using skillfully a sword or foil in attack or defense; the art or practice of self-defense with the sword.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fencing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fencing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Fencing in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    Is there a place for enhanced fencing? Normandy fencing would work. Let them have that discussion.

  2. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    In Calais, the French government has already been pushing in for extra resources and extra police resources. And the UK government will pushing up to 17 million pounds ($26.5 million) more to ensure the security of the Eurotunnel. we are also adding fencing around the entrance to the tunnel in Coquelles.

  3. John Kelly:

    To be honest, it's not a wall, the president still says' wall' — oftentimes frankly he'll say' barrier' or' fencing,' now he's tended toward steel slats. But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it.

  4. Gordon Simpson:

    First time I've had to work in the kitchen - I'm usually mustering cattle or fencing or something like that, there's no work because of the drought.

  5. Rainier City Manager Debbie Dudley:

    Right now our workers are trying to put up some temporary-type fencing, the animals are so large that they do significant damage coming on and off the docks.

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. extroversive
    • B. omnifarious
    • C. ravening
    • D. unsealed

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