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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fencer someone skilled at fencing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fencer One who fences; one who teaches or practices the art of fencing with sword or foil. "As blunt as the fencer's foils."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fencer One who fences; one who teaches or practises the art of fencing with sword or foil.
    • n fencer A horse good at leaping fences or other obstructions: said generally of a hunter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fencer one who practises fencing with a sword
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Abbrev. of defence.


In literature:

Can you tell me the name of the play where there is a fencer?
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
You are not a fair fencer.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
The Bell Savage seems to have been especially patronized by fencers.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams
I used to think that I was a good fencer, but when I cross swords with him I feel quite a baby.
"The King's Esquires" by George Manville Fenn
The fencer who does nothing but parry can never win a bout, and in the end will fail to parry.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
However good their information, nations, like fencers, must try their adversary's force before they take liberties.
"Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles" by Alfred T. Mahan
One close at guard like some old fencer lay, T'other more open, but he shew'd more play.
"Notes and Queries, Number 223, February 4, 1854" by Various
Donald was a capital fencer; and, well skilled in the tricks of the art, he had a parry for every known thrust.
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
A man who was no fencer, and therefore no judge, spoke.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
She stood alert as a fencer before an unknown antagonist.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
I will not conceal that I was a very fine fencer in both the French and Italian manners.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
Merest preface to the hot and breathless toil Of the fencers fiercely battling blade to blade.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 February 15, 1890" by Various
Fyles's responsive smile was that of the fencer.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
The Viscount was, however, too adroit a fencer to yield readily to such a fate.
"The Fifth of November" by Charles S. Bentley
Forseeing his thrust, she had countered his every shift of cunning through this feeble fencer before him.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The fencer who can transfer his weapon to the left hand places his adversary at a disadvantage.
"Froebel's Gifts" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
This was no impediment to an unerring fencer like Lady Godiva.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
He was the best intellectual fencer of his day.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Buelow prefers the rapier of the fencer.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
He was, in fact, a crack boxer, fencer, and gymnast.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852" by Various

In poetry:

Do you frown, Sir Richard, above your ruff,
In the Holbein yonder? My deed ensures you!
For the flame like a fencer shall give rebuff
To your blades that blunder, you Roundhead boors, you!
"Two Moods Of Failure" by Helen Gray Cone

In news:

After fourth straight first test bow-out, fencer Sherraine Schalm ends Olympic career.
Olympic fencer trains in Southwest.
Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Olympic Fencer Dagmara Wozniak is one of 20 athletes from New Jersey who will compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Tim Robinson (left), owner of Presidio Fencing Club of Santa Barbara, fits a fencer for a new grip.
Olympic fencer Mariel Zagunis drops her guard to talk about gold medals, swords, and surviving the opening ceremonies.
Former Olympic fencer Bob Anderson passed away in England on New Year's Day.
The Olympic fencer gave moves to James Earl Jones' voice over, appearing in two of the original three "Star Wars" films.
27-year-old fencer Mariel Zagunis to carry US flag at 2012 London Olympics.
Fencer Mariel Zagunis poses during the USOC portrait shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 16, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.
Scottish fencer Keith Cook is to take legal action over his omission from Great Britain's Olympic squad.
Whether he stands out for his ethnicity or his high skill set, Fenwick doesn't allow the extra attention to take his concentration away from his goal of being an A-rated fencer .
The uniforms are designed to permit ease of motion yet still keep a fencer save.
How do fencers choose which weapon they fence with.
What attributes make a good fencer .
The Italian fencer celebrates with her 7-year-old son, Pietro Giugliano, after winning her semifinals match during women's team foil.