Dictionary search results

Showing 1-36 of 36 results

fence British & World English

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

fence English Thesaurus

she crept through a gap in the fence

ox fence British & World 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 British & World English

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

rail fence British & World English

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

ring fence British & World English

A fence completely enclosing a farm or piece of land

snake fence British & World English

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

snow fence British & World English

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

sunk fence British & World English

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

tick fence British & World English

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

wing fence British & World English

A fence erected to guide livestock into a yard

fence lizard British & World 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 British & World English

The action of making peace with a person or group

picket fence British & World English

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

rabbit fence British & World English

A fence erected to prevent the spread of wild rabbits and other agricultural pests from one region to another

tea-tree fence British & World English

A fence consisting of thin stakes cut from tea trees

vermin fence British & World English

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

zigzag fence British & World English

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

electric fence British & World English

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

kangaroo fence British & World English

A barrier erected to protect agricultural land from kangaroos

lightning fence British & World English

A wire fence with widely spaced posts, allowing for quick erection

over the fence British & World English

Unreasonable or unacceptable

sit on the fence British & World English

Avoid making a decision or choice

side of the fence British & World English

Used to refer to either of the opposing positions or interests involved in a particular situation

fence something in/off in fence British & World English

Enclose or separate an area with a fence

fence someone/thing out in fence British & World English

Use a barrier to exclude someone or something

over the fence in fence British & World English

Unreasonable or unacceptable

side of the fence in fence British & World English

Used to refer to either of the opposing positions or interests involved in a particular situation

sit on the fence in fence British & World English

Avoid making a decision or choice

the grass is always greener on the other side British & World English

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

snake-rail fence in snake fence British & World English

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

rabbit-proof fence in rabbit fence British & World English

A fence erected to prevent the spread of wild rabbits and other agricultural pests from one region to another

(sitting) on the fence in fence English Thesaurus

they were on the fence about the whole issue

the grass is always greener on the other side in grass British & World English

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