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(fens) noun
1. An enclosing structure of rails, pickets, wires, or the like.
2. A defense; shield; bulwark.
3. The art of using weapons in self–defense; especially, the skilful use of the épée, rapier, or saber; hence, skill in repartee or debate.
4. Mech. A guard, guide, or gage.
5. A receiver of stolen goods, or the place where such goods are received. See synonyms under RAMPART.
—on the fence
Undecided or non–committal as to opposing opinions, parties, etc.
—worm fence
A zigzag fence of rails crossed at their ends: varieties of this fence are known as panel, serpent, snake, and Virginia rail fence.
fenced, fenc·ing v.t.
1. To enclose with or as with a fence.
2. To separate with or as with a fence.
3. Archaic To protect; shield.
4. Obs. To keep out; ward off.

5. To engage in the art of fencing.
6. To attempt to avoid giving direct answers; parry.
7. To deal in stolen goods. See synonyms under CIRCUMSCRIBE. [Aphetic var. of DEFENSE]

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