What does fencing mean?

Definitions for fencing
ˈfɛn sɪŋfenc·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fence, fencing(noun)

    a barrier that serves to enclose an area

  2. fencing material, fencing(noun)

    material for building fences

  3. fencing(noun)

    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. fencing(Noun)

    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. fencing(Noun)

    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. Fencing(noun)

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

  3. Fencing(verb)

    disputing or debating in a manner resembling the art of fencers

  4. Fencing(verb)

    the materials used for building fences

  5. Fencing(verb)

    the act of building a fence

  6. Fencing(verb)

    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.

How to pronounce fencing?

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How to say fencing in sign language?

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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. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    We are also adding fencing around the entrance to the tunnel in Coquelles.

  2. Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann:

    We are not fencing Austria in, this is not about a border barrier of several kilometers.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

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

  4. Hakeem Jeffries:

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

  5. Alexander Massialas:

    Across the board, this is one of the strongest American fencing teams -- if not the strongest -- in modern history.

Images & Illustrations of fencing

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