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English noun: fencing

1. fencing (artifact) a barrier that serves to enclose an area


Broader (hypernym)barrier

Narrower (hyponym)backstop, chainlink fence, hedge, hedgerow, paling, picket fence, rail fence, stone wall, wall, weir

Part meronymfence line

2. fencing (substance) material for building fences

Synonymsfencing material

Broader (hypernym)building material

3. fencing (act) 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)

Broader (hypernym)combat, fight, fighting, play, scrap, swordplay

Domain category membersepee, foil, lunge, parry, passado, piste, remise, riposte, riposte, saber, sabre, straight thrust

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