fence

noun

  • Property Law
  • Criminal Law

Definitions of fence

  • a flat upright structure made of wood, metal, or wire that is supported by posts and which surrounds an area of land or divides two areas of land

    A wooden fence around the front of a house led to a dispute between neighbours.

  • (informal) someone who buys and sells stolen goods

    He was acting as a fence for a very rare stolen artefact.