English version

fence in Crime topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_093_gfencefence1 /fens/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  1 fence.jpg TBDa structure made of wood, metal etc that surrounds a piece of land2 DSHa wall or other structure that horses jump over in a race or competition3 informalSCC someone who buys and sells stolen goods4 sit/be on the fence mend (your) fences at mend1(4)
Examples from the Corpus
fenceHe was beaten with a fence post and stabbed.If 64 horses start a race of six fences and half of those left fall at each fence, how many finish?Three arrangements with eight fences; five with ten fences ... odd numbers ... Was there a pattern?And John, the stud bull spooked by the power lines that suddenly appear on the other side of the fence.A workman adjusting a machine removed the fence and turned the machine by hand in order to do the job.They tore the fence down to get at us.Q: I planted nine tomatoes by a wooden fence and six close to the back wall of the house.