Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who fences; one who teaches or practises the art of fencing with sword or foil.
  • noun A horse good at leaping fences or other obstructions: said generally of a hunter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who fences; one who teaches or practices the art of fencing with sword or foil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A participant in the sport of fencing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone skilled at fencing

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Examples

  • Their intense relationship, developed over the course of a decade, evokes a hint of the dynamic between Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle — occasionally abusive and ultimately caring, as he works fiercely to mold a champion fencer from the most unlikely material.

    Her Late Lunge for Athletic Glory

  • It isn't a * real* moment in time, no fencer is going to have his own Temptations-style back up band of fencers behind him in such close formation either ... it isn't supposed to be realistic.

    Book Cover Smackdown! 'Template' vs. 'Metatropolis' vs. 'The Skylark'

  • Mariel Zagunis clinched the World Cup women's saber season title as no other fencer was able to approach her point total.

    USATODAY.com - Landis nets Athlete of the Week honor after rewriting Tour conventions

  • For a cross-dressing, fencing heroine try Georgette Heyer's The Masqueraders, but the heroine isn't a very good fencer, which is a shame.

    Need a hero, need a book, need some sleep

  • And therefore, if any provision be to be made against such accidents, and a man be to prepare his son for duels, I had much rather mine should be a good wrestler than an ordinary fencer, which is the most a gentleman can attain to in it, unless he will be constantly in the fencing-school and every day exercising.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 191-200

  • We’re all supposed to take inspiration from Sada Jacobson, who I’m told is the world’s number-one female fencer, which is kind of like being the world’s number-one Real World/Road Rules Challenge participant.1 Everyone is going to be ecstatic about the prospect of Michael Phelps winning as many as eight gold medals in swimming, even though I have yet to find a single person who knows who Michael Phelps is.

    Chuck Klosterman on Sports

  • We’re all supposed to take inspiration from Sada Jacobson, who I’m told is the world’s number-one female fencer, which is kind of like being the world’s number-one Real World/Road Rules Challenge participant.1 Everyone is going to be ecstatic about the prospect of Michael Phelps winning as many as eight gold medals in swimming, even though I have yet to find a single person who knows who Michael Phelps is.

    Chuck Klosterman on Sports

  • We’re all supposed to take inspiration from Sada Jacobson, who I’m told is the world’s number-one female fencer, which is kind of like being the world’s number-one Real World/Road Rules Challenge participant.1 Everyone is going to be ecstatic about the prospect of Michael Phelps winning as many as eight gold medals in swimming, even though I have yet to find a single person who knows who Michael Phelps is.

    Chuck Klosterman on Sports

  • We’re all supposed to take inspiration from Sada Jacobson, who I’m told is the world’s number-one female fencer, which is kind of like being the world’s number-one Real World/Road Rules Challenge participant.1 Everyone is going to be ecstatic about the prospect of Michael Phelps winning as many as eight gold medals in swimming, even though I have yet to find a single person who knows who Michael Phelps is.

    Chuck Klosterman on Sports

  • We’re all supposed to take inspiration from Sada Jacobson, who I’m told is the world’s number-one female fencer, which is kind of like being the world’s number-one Real World/Road Rules Challenge participant.1 Everyone is going to be ecstatic about the prospect of Michael Phelps winning as many as eight gold medals in swimming, even though I have yet to find a single person who knows who Michael Phelps is.

    I Do Not Hate the Olympics

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