Definition of unfenced in US English:



  • Not provided with fences.

    • ‘The unfenced roads through the Westwood and the close proximity between cattle and cars would have meant an unacceptable risk of the infection spreading, and we had no choice.’
    • ‘Thousands of sheep are grazing yards from unfenced reservoirs supplying half a million Scots with drinking water.’
    • ‘But the lawn, in keeping with American custom, is unfenced.’
    • ‘As such, I believe the loss of this open, unfenced common land a great shame.’
    • ‘The border is relatively undefended and unfenced, and in the past people could cross, but they took risks in doing so.’
    • ‘Campsites are merely unfenced clearings across which animals wander freely; for dedicated adventurers this is a ‘true’ safari.’
    • ‘What jungle land remains unfenced is under severe pressure.’
    • ‘Since 1980, I have enjoyed access from the bottom of my garden across an unfenced area of privately owned woodland (via a well-trodden path) to a golf course where I am a member.’
    • ‘She said the pond should be fenced in immediately, that warning signs should be erected, and that children's playground equipment should not be placed near unfenced water catchments.’
    • ‘None of the residents exhibited any hostility towards Duvenage, who continues to farm unfenced land running up to their settlement boundary.’
    • ‘Plans were also announced yesterday to place disinfectant mats on strategic routes across North Yorkshire, including unfenced moorland roads in areas where sheep are free to graze.’
    • ‘Most of these related to either the absence of a safety statement, a legal requirement on all farms, or to unfenced or inadequately fenced slurry pits.’
    • ‘It is this habit that has made flocks manageable on large unfenced commons and has helped keep sheep evenly distributed across the land, preventing localised overgrazing.’
    • ‘Peterson showed that fences in sand flats have little effect on rates of survivorship, missing clams, and predation on the clam when compared to unfenced open controls.’
    • ‘After the zoo started keeping the cranes outdoors in an unfenced area with rockery and a lake, not only did the zoo's cranes become healthier, but many wild birds flew to the zoo.’
    • ‘She looked across the unfenced portion of the valley.’
    • ‘The property was next to an unfenced lake and there was no food except for a tin of pasta that was out of date.’
    • ‘The wide streets and strips of unfenced lawn between footpaths and houses are well manicured.’
    • ‘Mass media is a grazeable prairie of deceptively unfenced pastures.’
    • ‘Fabrication shows that Tasmanian pastoral lands at the time were unfenced and that, as the Aboriginal population declined from disease in the 1820s, the quantity of native game rapidly increased.’
    unenclosed, rolling, sweeping, extensive, wide, wide open, broad, exposed, unsheltered
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