(=barrier) barrière f
→ Villagers say the fence would restrict public access to the hills.
to sit on the fence
(=avoid committing o.s.) ménager la chèvre et le chou
→ The Republicans criticised the president for sitting on the fence
to mend fences
(=improve relations) rétablir de bonnes relations
→ both sides have gone to great lengths to mend fences since then.
to mend fences with sb se réconcilier avec qn
→ He must mend fences with the United States
(on race course)
→ he refused a fence and unshipped his rider
(=person) receleur (-euse) m/f
[+garden, area] clôturer
vi (SPORT) faire de l'escrime
n barbelés fpl
n clôture f
2 between two gardens etc → ...a boundary fence separating the two properties.
n clôture f électrifiée
n barrière f électrifiée
→ The house was set amid dense trees and surrounded by an electrified fence
(=surround with a fence)
[+garden, area] entourer d'une clôture
→ He plans to fence in about 100 acres of his ranch
→ ... a stretch of garden, fenced in for the dog
[+person] mettre en cage
→ He's a free thinker. Don't fence him in
(=erect fence across) séparer par une clôture
→ They have fenced off the cliff top
→ The beach has been fenced off to keep people out
n poteau m de clôture, piquet m de clôture
→ He hammered the fence posts into the ground.
n clôture f d'enceinte
→ Dog patrols had been intensified around the perimeter fence ...
n palissade f