Definition of Fencing

1. Noun. A barrier that serves to enclose an area.

Exact synonyms: Fence
Specialized synonyms: Backstop, Chainlink Fence, Hedge, Hedgerow, Paling, Picket Fence, Rail Fence, Stone Wall, Wall, Weir
Generic synonyms: Barrier
Group relationships: Fence Line
Derivative terms: Fence, Fence, Fence

2. Noun. Material for building fences.
Exact synonyms: Fencing Material
Generic synonyms: Building Material

3. Noun. The art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules).
Generic synonyms: Play, Swordplay, Combat, Fight, Fighting, Scrap
Examples of category: Lunge, Passado, Straight Thrust, Parry, Remise, Riposte, Epee, Foil, Piste, Saber, Sabre, Riposte
Derivative terms: Fence

Definition of Fencing

1. n. The art or practice of attack and defense with the sword, esp. with the smallsword. See Fence, v. i., 2.

Definition of Fencing

1. Verb. (present participle of fence) ¹

2. Noun. The art or sport of duelling with swords, especially with the 17th to 18th century European dueling swords and the practice weapons decended from them (sport fencing) ¹

3. Noun. Material used to make fences, fences used as barriers or an enclosure. ¹

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Definition of Fencing

1. the art of using a sword in attack and defense [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fencing

fencepost problem
fencepost problems
fencer's mask
fenchol synthetase
fencing (current term)
fencing mask
fencing material
fencing stick
fencing sword
fend and prove
fend away
fend for
fend for oneself
fend off

Literary usage of Fencing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sport: Attempt at a Bibliography of Books and Periodicals Published During C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1914)
"Л bibliography of fencing and duelling as practised by all European nationĀ» from Ibe middle ... fencing foil class work, illustrated, п и Am. sports pub. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Yet fencing is one of the most useful bodily exercises that ever were devised, ... The terms of the fencing-school are still used to describe purely mental ..."

3. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1870)
"PARISIAN fencing. A DISTINGUISHED member of the French Academy asserts that fencing, ... So it is that fencing-masters flourish, and become artiste, ..."

4. Book-prices Current: A Record of Prices at which Books Have Been Sold at Auction (1895)
"2487 fencing. Roland (G.) Theory and Practice of the Art of fencing, plates, ... 2491 fencing. Gordon (A.) Treatise on the Science of Defence 2492 fencing. ..."

5. The Law of Railways: Embracing the Law of Corporations, Eminent Domain by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1888)
"English statute makes a separate provision for fencing. 2. ... Where no such provision exists, the expense of fencing is part of the land damages. n. ..."

6. Reminiscences of Henry Angelo: With Memoirs of His Late Father and Friends by Henry Angelo (1830)
"He was renowned for many excellent scholars who made a great figure in the art of fencing all over Italy, and no foreign fencer who passed through Leghorn ..."

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