What does fence mean?

Looking for the meaning or definition of the word fence? Here's what it means.

  1. A thin, human-constructed barrier which separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter.
  2. Someone who hides or buys and sells stolen goods, a criminal middleman for transactions of stolen goods.
    1. The place whence such a middleman operates.
  3. Skill in oral debate.
  4. The art or practice of fencing.
  5. A guard or guide on machinery.
  6. (figuratively) A barrier, for example an emotional barrier.
  7. (computing) A memory barrier.
  1. (transitive) To enclose, contain or separate by building fence.
  2. (transitive) To defend or guard.
  3. (transitive) To engage in the selling or buying of stolen goods.
  4. (intransitive, sports) To engage in (the sport) fencing.
  5. (intransitive, equestrianism) To jump over a fence.
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