fence
fence 1 n
1: a barrier intended to prevent escape or intrusion or to mark a boundary
2 a: a receiver of stolen goods
b: a place where stolen goods are bought
fence 2 vt fenced, fenc·ing
1 a: to enclose with a fence
b: to keep in or out with a fence
2: to sell (stolen property) to a fence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

fence
I noun buyer of stolen goods, buyer of stolen property, disposer of stolen goods, purchaser of stolen goods, purchaser of stolen property, receiver, receiver of stolen goods, receiver of stolen property, recipient of stolen goods, recipient of stolen property, vendor of stolen goods, vendor of stolen property associated concepts: burglary, robbery, theft II index bar (hinder), barrier, bicker, enclosure, equivocate, hedge, obstacle, obstruction, palter, parry, pettifog, prevaricate, receiver, screen (guard)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


fence
n.
(1) A structure made of wood, metal, or some other material that encloses or divides a piece of land.
(2) Someone who receives and sells stolen property.
v.
To buy and sell stolen property.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


fence
1 n. An individual who buys and resells stolen goods or receives them on consignment.
2 v. To buy stolen goods for resale, or receive them on consignment.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Fence — (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fence — Fence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fenced} (f[e^]nst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fencing} (f[e^]n s[i^]ng).] 1. To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard. [1913 Webster] To fence my ear against thy sorceries. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fence — Fence, v. i. 1. To make a defense; to guard one s self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence. [1913 Webster] Vice is the more stubborn as well as the more dangerous evil, and therefore, in the first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fence — fence; fence·less; fence·row; fence·less·ness; of·fence; …   English syllables

  • fence — [fens] n. [ME fens, aphetic for defens, DEFENSE] 1. Obs. a protection; defense 2. a barrier, as of wooden or metal posts, rails, wire mesh, etc., used as a boundary or means of protection or confinement 3. the art of self defense with foil, saber …   English World dictionary

  • fence — ► NOUN 1) a barrier enclosing an area, typically consisting of posts connected by wire, wood, etc. 2) a large upright obstacle in steeplechasing, showjumping, or cross country. 3) informal a dealer in stolen goods. 4) a guard or guide on a plane… …   English terms dictionary

  • fence — [n] barrier used to enclose a piece of land backstop, balustrade, bar, barbed wire, barricade, block, boards, chains, Cyclone, defense, dike, guard, hedge, net, paling, palisade, pickets, posts, rail, railing, rampart, roadblock, shield, stakes,… …   New thesaurus

  • fence — ● fence nom masculin (anglais fence) Obstacle de steeple chase constitué par une barrière de planches …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fence — [fens] verb [intransitive] informal LAW to buy and sell stolen goods: • The police suspect he has been fencing electronic equipment …   Financial and business terms

  • fence in — index circumscribe (surround by boundary), confine, contain (enclose), enclose, encompass (surround), envelop …   Law dictionary

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