fencer


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fence

 (fĕns)
n.
1. A structure serving as an enclosure, a barrier, or a boundary, usually made of posts or stakes joined together by boards, wire, or rails.
2. An adjustable guide with a flat edge used on a table saw and positioned parallel to the plane of the cutting attachment in order to keep the board properly positioned for the cut to be made at the correct distance from the board's edge.
3.
a. One who receives and sells stolen goods.
b. A place where stolen goods are received and sold.
4. Archaic A means of defense; a protection.
v. fenced, fenc·ing, fenc·es
v.tr.
1. To surround or enclose with a fence or other barrier. See Synonyms at enclose.
2. To separate or keep out by means of a fence or other barrier: fenced off one field from another; fenced out the deer from the garden.
3. To sell (stolen goods) to a fence.
4. Archaic
a. To ward off; keep away.
b. To defend.
v.intr.
1. To practice the art or sport of fencing.
2. To avoid giving direct answers; hedge.
3. To act as a conduit for stolen goods.
Idiom:
on the fence Informal
Undecided as to which of two sides to support; uncommitted or neutral.

[Middle English fens, short for defens, defense; see defense.]

fenc′er n.

fencer

(ˈfɛnsə)
n
1. (Fencing) a person who fights with a sword, esp one who practises the art of fencing
2. (Building) chiefly Austral and NZ a person who erects and repairs fences

fenc•er

(ˈfɛn sər)

n.
1. a person who practices the art or sport of fencing.
2. a horse trained to jump barriers, as for show or sport.
3. a person who builds or repairs fences.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fencer - someone skilled at fencingfencer - someone skilled at fencing    
battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper - someone who fights (or is fighting)
Translations
Springpferd

fencer

[ˈfensəʳ] N (Sport) → esgrimista mf, esgrimidor(a) m/f

fencer

nFechter(in) m(f)

fencer

[ˈfɛnsəʳ] nschermidore/trice
References in classic literature ?
The fencer who demanded a contest according to the rules of fencing was the French army; his opponent who threw away the rapier and snatched up the cudgel was the Russian people; those who try to explain the matter according to the rules of fencing are the historians who have described the event.
As for Fedallah, who was seen pulling the harpooneer oar, he had thrown aside his black jacket, and displayed his naked chest with the whole part of his body above the gunwale, clearly cut against the alternating depressions of the watery horizon; while at the other end of the boat Ahab, with one arm, like a fencer's, thrown half backward into the air, as if to counterbalance any tendency to trip: Ahab was seen steadily managing his steering oar as in a thousand boat lowerings ere the White Whale had torn him.
I will add the rest of what I have to say about my friend, that he was skilled in all kinds of music, but principally pipe-music; was a well-considered poet in his own tongue; had read several books both in French and English; was a dead shot, a good angler, and an excellent fencer with the small sword as well as with his own particular weapon.
He threw himself into the attitude of a lunging fencer, to reach after his oilskin coat; and afterwards he staggered all over the confined space while he jerked himself into it.
I took up a thimble filled with liquor, which Glumdalclitch had given me for a cup, and drank their health, I drew out my hanger, and flourished with it after the manner of fencers in England.
Corchuelo sat down wearied, and Sancho approaching him said, "By my faith, senor bachelor, if your worship takes my advice, you will never challenge anyone to fence again, only to wrestle and throw the bar, for you have the youth and strength for that; but as for these fencers as they call them, I have heard say they can put the point of a sword through the eye of a needle."
A vigilant hand had, as usual, kept the fire alive and the lamp trimmed; and the room, with its rows and rows of books, its bronze and steel statuettes of "The Fencers" on the mantelpiece and its many photographs of famous pictures, looked singularly home-like and welcoming.
He had seen in his province--that land in which heads become so easily heated--a few of the preliminaries of duels; but the daring of these four fencers appeared to him the strongest he had ever heard of even in Gascony.
Tunisian fencer Sarra Besbes had, in the afternoon, offered Tunisia a new medal after defeating Egyptian Sarra Nounou (15-9) at the final.
As an emirati fencer with the Bani Yas Club's Fencing team, Al Messabi has the aura of having achieved something way beyond her years.
At the competition, the national fencer Ruslan Hasanovgained a bronze medal, first in the history of the country's independence.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Fencer Mojtba Abedini snatched a bronze medal at the Coupe du Monde par Eequipes (Hungary World Cup) in the Hungarian capital city of Bucharest.