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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛnsɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛnsɪŋ

Etymology 1 edit

From fence +‎ -ing.

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  1. present participle and gerund of fence

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English fensing, equivalent to fence +‎ -ing.

Noun edit

sense 1

fencing (countable and uncountable, plural fencings)

  1. The art or sport of duelling with swords, especially with the 17th- to 18th-century European dueling swords and the practice weapons descended from them (sport fencing).
    • 1973, Alan Dundes, Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel, page 253:
      The pair both want to touch each other, and indulge in a series of fencings and parryings in the hope of attaining their desire.
  2. Material used to make fences, fences used as barriers or an enclosure.
    Fencing was erected around the field to keep the horses in.
  3. Receiving and buying of stolen goods.
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