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fence

[short for defense], humanly erected barrier between two divisions of land, used to mark a legal or other boundary, to keep animals or people in or out, and sometimes as an ornament. In newly settled lands fences are usually made of materials at hand, e.g., stone, earth, or wood. A fence built of loose stones is called a dry-stone wall. Wooden fences may be built of boards, posts and rails, or pickets. Hardwoods such as oak and chestnut are preferred for fence posts, although softwoods treated with preservatives such as creosote may be used. Other fence materials are concrete, bricks, iron rails, woven wire, and barbed wirebarbed wire,
wire composed of two zinc-coated steel strands twisted together and having barbs spaced regularly along them. The need for barbed wire arose in the 19th cent.
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. Storm, or snow, fences are erected to prevent drifts from forming across roadways or against buildings. Rows of trees or shrubs (see hedgehedge,
ornamental or protective barrier composed of shrubs or small trees growing in close rows. The plants may be allowed to grow naturally or may be trimmed to various heights and shapes (see topiary work).
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) are sometimes planted as windbreaks. See also wallwall,
in architecture, protective, enclosing, or dividing vertical structure. Its thickness is determined by the material, height, and stress. It may be of studding and lath, either boarded or plastered; adobe; rammed earth; brickwork or stonework; concrete; tile; or of steel in
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Fence

A structural barrier of wood or iron used to define, separate, or enclose areas like fields, yards, and gardens.

What does it mean when you dream about a fence?

A fence is a blockage, but it is also protection. Dream fences are sometimes symbolic of certain common verbal expressions, such as feeling “fenced in” and “straddling the fence.”

fence

[fens]
(aerospace engineering)
A stationary plate or vane projecting from the upper surface of an airfoil, substantially parallel to the airflow, used to prevent spanwise flow.
(computer science)
(engineering)
A line of data-acquisition or tracking stations used to monitor orbiting satellites.
A line of radar or radio stations for detection of satellites or other objects in orbit.
A line or network of early-warning radar stations.
A concentric steel fence erected around a ground radar transmitting antenna to serve as an artificial horizon and suppress ground clutter that would otherwise drown out weak signals returning at a low angle from a target.
An adjustable guide on a tool.

fence

A barrier that defines a property line, encloses, or borders on a field, a yard, or the like. For illustrations and definitions of specific types, see barbed-wire fence, board fence, chain-link fence, picket fence, plank fence,post-and-rail fence, rail fence, split-rail fence, sunk fence, Virginia rail fence, worm fence, zigzag fence.

fence

fence
A stationary wall-like plate on the upper surface of a wing, extending chord-wise or substantially parallel to the airstream. Fences generally extend from one-third up to one-half of the wing chord and are located outward about two thirds of the span. Fences prevent a span-wise airflow, especially in swept wings. Also called a wing fence.

fence

1. an obstacle for a horse to jump in steeplechasing or showjumping
2. Machinery a guard or guide, esp in a circular saw or plane
3. Aeronautics a projection usually fitted to the top surface of a sweptback aircraft wing to prevent movement of the airflow towards the wing tips

fence

(1)
A sequence of one or more distinguished (out-of-band) characters (or other data items), used to delimit a piece of data intended to be treated as a unit (the computer-science literature calls this a "sentinel"). The NUL (ASCII 0000000) character that terminates strings in C is a fence. Hex FF is also (though slightly less frequently) used this way. See zigamorph.

fence

(2)
An extra data value inserted in an array or other data structure in order to allow some normal test on the array's contents also to function as a termination test. For example, a highly optimised routine for finding a value in an array might artificially place a copy of the value to be searched for after the last slot of the array, thus allowing the main search loop to search for the value without having to check at each pass whether the end of the array had been reached.

fence

(3)
[among users of optimising compilers] Any technique, usually exploiting knowledge about the compiler, that blocks certain optimisations. Used when explicit mechanisms are not available or are overkill. Typically a hack: "I call a dummy procedure there to force a flush of the optimiser's register-colouring info" can be expressed by the shorter "That's a fence procedure".

Fences

(dreams)
May represent your level of self-control. Maybe you need more or less of it. Additionally, this dream may express your need for privacy or connote feelings of being trapped. The details of this dream are vital to its interpretation, as is your general personality type. Are you very guarded or are you open emotionally and psychologically?
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(19) While globalization is creating a fenceless world, many churches are building confessional fences as a way of self-affirmation.
Only time-honored heritage varieties will be allowed within my (fenceless, of course) garden.
The sheep are herded at night in the high fenceless valleys by a smaller breed, the Labrit.
Feral animals would trample crops in the fenceless plains and the official shift to a policy of conferring large land grants further encouraged extensive ranching.
Describing Walker as a player with all the ability of Ty Cobb, but not the desire, Rickey told the Bucs of a game where Walker hit an apparent game-winning home run in a fenceless ball park on a barnstorming tour in Texas, only to be thrown out at third for the game's last out due to lack of hustle.
A ZOO in Kenya invited visitors to walk through a fenceless crocodile compound and get really close to the crocodiles.
Objective: The need to widen the range of tasks that robots can handle and the emergence of the so-called fenceless robotic systems that can safely work alongside humans have required the development of tactile sensors that can detect changes in the surroundings throughout physical contact and force sensing, Allowing improved safety.
KARACHI: Fenceless killer railway track of Karachi devoured another life on Friday, as the Pakistan Railways authorities continue their irresponsible attitude regarding fencing the main railway track running between densely populated areas of the cityAccording to details, a man was killed after being hit by a train on Landhi railway track area on Friday.Rescue sources said an unknown man, aged 35, was hit by train on Landhi railway track.
To the Lomax children, the fenceless backyard was ripe for exploration, and it funneled them right to the yards of their neighbors.
THE fenceless design of a refurbished children's playground in Exhall has been labelled "a joke."
It offers custom systems, material handling, vision scanning, controls, the Ripmaster optimizing fenceless ripsaw feeder, the Talon optimizing cutoff saw, blower fans, hydraulic power units plus an extensive inventory of components.
Matters have been further complicated by the proliferation of HIV/AIDS in the open, fenceless camp.