unfenced

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ fenced

Adjective[edit]

unfenced (not comparable)

  1. Not enclosed by a fence or other boundary; free to roam over a wider area.
    • 1858, The Journal of the Kilkenny and South-east of Ireland Archaeological Society
      Ireland must have remained utterly unfenced and, therefore, uncultivated, for many a century; and the sparse tribes that inhabited the country must have principally subsisted venatically.
  2. (figuratively) Without protection; defenseless.
    • 1662, Henry More, An Antidote Against Atheism, Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 81:
      She [Nature] has made the hinder part of the Head, more strong, as being otherwise unfenced against falls and other casualties.

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