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.


  1. Fencing

    Fencing is a combat sport that features sword fighting. The three disciplines of modern fencing are the foil, the épée, and the sabre (also saber); each discipline uses a different kind of blade, which shares the same name, and employs its own rules. Most competitive fencers specialize in one discipline. The modern sport gained prominence near the end of the 19th century and is based on the traditional skill set of swordsmanship. The Italian school altered the historical European martial art of classical fencing, and the French school later refined that system. Scoring points in a fencing competition is done by making contact with an opponent. The 1904 Olympics Games featured a fourth discipline of fencing known as singlestick, but it was dropped after that year and is not a part of modern fencing. Competitive fencing was one of the first sports to be featured in the Olympics and, along with athletics, cycling, swimming, and gymnastics, has been featured in every modern Olympics.

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. Hakeem Jeffries:

    We are willing to support fencing where it makes sense, but it should be done in an evidence-based fashion.

  2. Lyon County Sheriff Al McNeil:

    I've had public safety concerns over the years because there is no fencing to keep them on the property, they break into my citizens' homes and steal keys and steal cars. My community is at its wits' end right now.

  3. Zayon Martinez:

    I talked to my son and daughter, and Zayon Martinez said that they were afraid that if The Uvalde school district happened again, they weren't going to be protected, there's no fencing at the junior high where my daughter would be going. There's no way that I'm gon na convince her to go when there's no fencing.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

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

  5. Arizona Senate:

    They'll be in a locked container with 24/7 armed guards, fencing and 24/7 livestreaming cameras.

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