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[fen-ser] /ˈfɛn sər/
a person who practices the art of fencing with a sword, foil, etc.
a person who fences.
a horse trained to jump barriers, as for show or sport.
Australian. a person who builds or repairs fences.
Origin of fencer
1565-75; fence + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His fame as a fencer went abroad in the town, and he was challenged to a bout by the principal teacher of the art in Chicago.

  • But in Crispin he found a fencer of a quality such as he had never yet encountered.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • The fencer who can transfer his weapon to the left hand places his adversary at a disadvantage.

    Froebel's Gifts Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • In the gym, Siebold also shone as a good boxer, fencer and wrestler.

    Radio Boys Loyalty Wayne Whipple
  • Like a fencer, that will seem to aim all at one place, that he may strike you in another while you are guarding that.

  • His Excellency looked at the speaker as a fencer measures his antagonist.

  • All physical games do not require physical strength, and he became an excellent shot and fencer.

    Georges Guynemer Henry Bordeaux
  • Skilful, dexterous; as a substantive, a performer at a bull-feast, also a fencer.

British Dictionary definitions for fencer


a person who fights with a sword, esp one who practises the art of fencing
(mainly Austral & NZ) a person who erects and repairs fences
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