Meaning of 'fence' (Webster Dictionary)
- That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a
protection; a cover; security; shield.
- An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any
object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other
material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from
- A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler
gates in locking and unlocking.
- Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice
of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See
- A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are
received. - To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as
against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.
- To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword
or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.
- Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that
is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc. - To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect;
- To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by