Pronunciation: (fen'sing), [key]
1. the art, practice, or sport in which an épée, foil, or saber is used for defense and attack.
2. a parrying of arguments; avoidance of direct answers: political fencing on important issues.
3. an enclosure or railing.
4. fences collectively.
5. material for fences.
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