fence-off

[ fens-awf, -of ]
/ ˈfɛnsˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun Fencing.

a match between individual contestants or teams for settling a tie.

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Origin of fence-off

noun use of verb phrase fence off

Definition for fence-off (2 of 2)

fence
[ fens ]
/ fɛns /

noun

verb (used with object), fenced, fenc·ing.

verb (used without object), fenced, fenc·ing.

Origin of fence

1300–50; Middle English fens, aphetic for defens defense

OTHER WORDS FROM fence

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British Dictionary definitions for fence-off

fence
/ (fɛns) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of fence

fenceless, adjectivefencelike, adjective

Word Origin for fence

C14 fens, shortened from defens defence
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Idioms and Phrases with fence-off

fence

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