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fencing

  

      n  
1    the practice, art, or sport of fighting with swords, esp. the sport of using foils, épées, or sabres under a set of rules to score points  
2   
a    wire, stakes, etc., used as fences  
b    fences collectively  
3    skilful or witty debate  
4    the avoidance of direct answers; evasiveness  
5    Slang   the business of buying and selling stolen property  


fencing wire  
      n   a heavy-gauge galvanized wire used for farm fences  
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fencing

  
     (figurative)  
beating about the bush, double talk, equivocation, evasiveness, hedging, parrying, prevarication, quibbling, stonewalling, tergiversation, weasel words     (informal, chiefly U.S.)  

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