A fence is a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. Generally distinguished from a wall by the solidity of construction - a wall is usually restricted to such barriers made from solid brick or concrete, blocking vision as well as passage (though the definitions do overlap somewhat).
There are fences constructed for several different purposes:
- agricultural fencing
- security fencing
- decorative fencing
hedge or a ditch (with or occasionally without water).
A fence is a person who specializes in the purchase and sale of stolen property from thieves.