Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To strip of fence or guard. To remove a fence or wall from.

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

  • transitive verb To strip of a fence; to remove a fence from.

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

  • verb transitive To strip of a fence; to remove a fence from.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ fence

Examples

  • The plan would "fence off" additional combat funds until Congress voted to "unfence" them.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • The plan would "fence off" additional combat funds until Congress voted to "unfence" them.

    Supplemental Negotiations Continue

  • We know how much misery pain is able to bring upon the body in this life; (in which our pains and pleasures, as well as other things, are but imperfect;) there being never a limb or part, never a vein or artery of the body, but it is the scene and receptacle of pain, whensoever it shall please God to unfence it, and let in some sharp disease or distemper upon it.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. III.

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