Definition for fencing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), fenced, fenc·ing.
verb (used without object), fenced, fenc·ing.
Origin of fence
Examples from the Web for fencing
The process of installing the fencing began a few weeks ago, and is now about halfway through.
It wiped out the entirety of the 1975 national Cuban fencing team.
However, its only teams to win gold were in gymnastics and fencing, both intensely solo sports.China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More|Junheng Li|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Where resources have been invested in fencing and manpower, the number of illegal border crossings drops dramatically.Republicans Must Engage the Tough Politics of Illegal Immigration|Stuart Stevens|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had gone on to run track at Watchung High School in Warren, N.J., and to become ranked 21st nationally in fencing.Nicolas Checque Slaying Part of Terrible Month for Navy SEALs in Afghanistan|Michael Daly|December 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One evening—I quite forget how it came about—we found ourselves talking about fencing.Secrets of the Sword|Csar Lecat de Bazancourt
I had some stock and they was fencing up everything over there.Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives|Work Projects Administration
It was Leigh who kicked up a fuss about that mob of cattle that broke the fencing down.The Sweep Winner|Nat Gould
They are enlarging their farms yearly,—improving much in fencing, etc.A History of Oregon, 1792-1849|William Henry Gray
In the arts of fencing and dancing, small indeed was my proficiency; and some months were idly wasted in the riding-school.Memoirs of My Life and Writings|Edward Gibbon
British Dictionary definitions for fencing (1 of 2)
- wire, stakes, etc, used as fences
- fences collectively
British Dictionary definitions for fencing (2 of 2)
- mainly US and Canadian to restore a position or reputation that has been damaged, esp in politics
- to re-establish friendly relations (with someone)
Derived Formsfenceless, adjectivefencelike, adjective
Word Origin for fence
Idioms and Phrases with fencing
In addition to the idioms beginning with fence
- fence in
- fence with
- mend one's fences
- on the fence
- straddle the fence