[fens-roh] /ˈfɛnsˌroʊ/

the uncultivated land on each side of and below a fence.
any uncultivated strip of land within a field, farm, etc.


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  • Fence-sitter

    [fens-sit-er] /ˈfɛnsˌsɪt ər/ noun 1. a person who remains neutral or undecided in a controversy.

  • Fence-straddler

    noun Mugwump (1940s+)

  • Fence with

    Avoid answering directly, try to evade, as in The mayor was very clever at fencing with the press about his future plans. This expression transfers the parry and thrust of fencing to a verbal exchange. [ Second half of 1600s ]

  • Fencible

    /ˈfɛnsəbəl/ adjective 1. a Scot word for defensible noun 2. (formerly) a person who undertook military service in immediate defence of his homeland only adj. early 14c., “capable of making a defense,” short for defensible; see fence (n.) + -ible.

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