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Fence vs. Guardrail

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Fencenoun

A thin artificial barrier that separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter.

Guardrailnoun

A rail set alongside a dangerous place as a barrier, to improve safety.

Fencenoun

Someone who hides or buys and sells stolen goods, a criminal middleman for transactions of stolen goods.

Guardrailnoun

a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety.

Fencenoun

The place whence such a middleman operates.

Guardrailnoun

a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety

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Fencenoun

Skill in oral debate.

Fencenoun

The art or practice of fencing.

Fencenoun

A guard or guide on machinery.

Fencenoun

(figuratively) A barrier, for example an emotional barrier.

Fencenoun

A memory barrier.

Fenceverb

(transitive) To enclose, contain or separate by building fence.

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Fenceverb

(transitive) To defend or guard.

Fenceverb

(transitive) To engage in the selling or buying of stolen goods.

Fenceverb

To engage in the sport of fencing.

Fenceverb

To jump over a fence.

Fencenoun

That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.

‘Let us be backed with God and with the seas,Which he hath given for fence impregnable.’; ‘A fence betwixt us and the victor's wrath.’;

Fencenoun

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 within.

‘Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold.’;

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Fencenoun

A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.

Fencenoun

Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.

‘Enjoy your dear wit, and gay rhetoric,That hath so well been taught her dazzing fence.’; ‘Of dauntless courage and consummate skill in fence.’;

Fencenoun

A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.

Fenceverb

To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.

‘To fence my ear against thy sorceries.’;

Fenceverb

To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.

‘O thou wall! . . . dive in the earth,And fence not Athens.’; ‘A sheepcote fenced about with olive trees.’;

Fenceverb

To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.

‘Vice is the more stubborn as well as the more dangerous evil, and therefore, in the first place, to be fenced against.’;

Fenceverb

To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.

‘He will fence with his own shadow.’;

Fenceverb

Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.

‘They fence and push, and, pushing, loudly roar;Their dewlaps and their sides are bat ed in gore.’; ‘As when a billow, blown against,Falls back, the voice with which I fencedA little ceased, but recommenced.’;

Fencenoun

a barrier that serves to enclose an area

Fencenoun

a dealer in stolen property

Fenceverb

enclose with a fence;

‘we fenced in our yard’;

Fenceverb

receive stolen goods

Fenceverb

fight with fencing swords

Fenceverb

surround with a wall in order to fortify

Fenceverb

have an argument about something

Fence

A fence is a structure that encloses an area, typically outdoors, and is usually constructed from posts that are connected by boards, wire, rails or netting. A fence differs from a wall in not having a solid foundation along its whole length.Alternatives to fencing include a ditch (sometimes filled with water, forming a moat).

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