exclosure

[ ik-skloh-zher ]
/ ɪkˈskloʊ ʒər /

noun

an area protected against intruders, as by fences.

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Origin of exclosure

1915–20; ex-1 + -closure, modeled on enclosure
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British Dictionary definitions for exclosure

exclosure
/ (ɪkˈskləʊʒə) /

noun

an area of land, esp in a forest, fenced round to keep out unwanted animals
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