Definition of fencing in English:

fencing

Syllabification: fenc·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfensiNG
 
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noun

  • 1The sport of fighting with swords, especially foils, épées, or sabers, according to a set of rules, in order to score points against an opponent: [as modifier]: a fencing foil
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    • There are three types of fencing weapons: Epee, foil and sabre.
    • It is as fundamental to rapier fencing as the lunge is to modern sport fencing.
    • They loaded it into the Holden's carriage along with some foils for fencing, a few books, and the girls' dolls.
  • 1.1The action of conducting a discussion or argument so as to avoid the direct mention of something.
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    • But because fencing and telling people is hard work, it looks grand and you feel like you're doing something.
  • 2A series of fences: security fencing
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    • The company produces wrought iron gates, fencing, railings and balustrades.
    • Homes in the Walkley district, which has a high density of students, will be fitted with security gates and fencing.
    • Barriers should be used when fences are not feasible or in addition to fencing to enhance security.
  • 2.1Material used for the construction of fences: chestnut is still in demand for fencing
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    • Three hundred feet up he found the end of a partly constructed fence and a pile of fencing materials.
    • Stem and leaves are pretty useful for feeding the goats, or they're dried and used for firewood, fencing and roofing materials.
    • Consider natural material for fencing or screening.
  • 2.2The erection of fences.
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    • It required levelling, asphalting and fencing.
    • This would be spent on infrastructure, community-based tourism initiatives, capacity building and fencing.

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