A fence is a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. Fences are generally distinguished from walls by the lightness of their construction and their purpose. Walls are usually barriers made from solid brick or concrete, blocking vision as well as passage, while fences are used more frequently to provide visual sectioning of spaces.

Alternatives to fencing include a ditch (sometimes filled with water, forming a moat).

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Famous quotes containing the word fence:

    The art of cursing people seems to have lost its tang since the old days when a good malediction took four deep breaths to deliver and sent the outfielders scurrying toward the fence to field.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    There is no fence nor hedge round time that is gone. You can go back and have what you like of it—if you can remember.
    Philip Dunne (1908–1992)

    The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
    John Locke (1632–1704)