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fence US English

A barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to mark a boundary, control access, or prevent escape

fence US Thesaurus

a gap in the fence

ox fence US English

A strong fence for confining cattle, consisting of a hedge with a strong guard rail on one side, and usually a ditch on the other

fence post US English

A wooden or metal post set in the ground as a supporting part of a fence

rail fence US English

A fence, typically a wooden one, made of posts and rails

ring fence US English

A fence completely enclosing a farm or piece of land

snake fence US English

A fence made of roughly split rails or poles joined in a zigzag pattern with their ends crossing

snow fence US English

A fence erected to prevent hazardous snowdrifts, typically by the side of a road

sunk fence US English

A ditch with one side formed by a wall or with a fence running along the bottom

tick fence US English

A fence erected to prevent the movement of tick-infested cattle

wing fence US English

A fence erected to guide livestock into a yard

ring fence New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

fence lizard US English

A small gray-brown North American spiny lizard that typically has bright markings and often basks on rail fences, logs, and tree stumps

fence-mending US English

The action of making peace with a person or group

picket fence US English

A wooden fence made of spaced uprights connected by two or more horizontal rails

rabbit fence US English

A fence erected to prevent the spread of wild rabbits and other agricultural pests from one region to another; a rabbit-proof fence

tea-tree fence US English

A fence consisting of thin stakes cut from tea trees

vermin fence US English

A fence erected to prevent damage to land, crops, and livestock by rabbits, dingoes, and other animals classified as vermin

zigzag fence US English

A free-standing fence consisting of sets of wooden rails that interlock in a zigzag fashion

electric fence US English

A fence through which an electric current can be passed, giving an electric shock to any person or animal touching it

rabbit-proof fence US English

A fence erected to prevent the spread of wild rabbits and other agricultural pests from one region to another, especially the long fence that forms the state barrier of Western Australia

sit on the fence US English

Avoid making a decision or choice

side of the fence US English

Either of the opposing positions involved in a conflict

fence something in/off in fence US English

Enclose or separate with a fence for protection or to prevent escape

fence someone/something out in fence US English

Use a barrier to exclude someone or something

side of the fence in fence US English

Either of the opposing positions involved in a conflict

sit on the fence in fence US English

Avoid making a decision or choice

snake-rail fence in snake fence US English

A fence made of roughly split rails or poles joined in a zigzag pattern with their ends crossing

the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence US English

Other people’s lives or situations always seem better than one’s own

(sitting) on the fence in fence US Thesaurus

voters tend to shy away from candidates who are on the fence

the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence in grass US English

Other people’s lives or situations always seem better than one’s own