What does fencing mean?

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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. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call:

    We will not accept extra troops or permanent fencing as a long-term fixture in D.C..

  2. Zeljko Poljak:

    When a large number of people start pushing they are like a swollen river, and I don't think this (fencing) can stop them.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We need Democrat votes to have a wall, now, if we don't get it, will I get it done another way ? I might get it done another way. There are other potential ways that I can do it. You saw what we did with the military, with the barbed wire and the fencing, and various other things.

  4. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    We have been looking at whether we can put more personnel and indeed sniffer dog teams on that side of the channel to make a difference, there is also more work being done in terms of installing fencing not just around the port at Calais but also around the Eurostar and Eurotunnel entrance.

  5. 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.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. descant
    • B. abet
    • C. monish
    • D. aberrate

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