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Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option strategy involving either a purchased call and a written put or a written call and a purchased put for the same expiry date (cf. conversion; reverse conversion). Also known as a c...

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fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 28 words.

noun over the fence (also Australian) informal unreasonable, unjust; over the top. 1923 truth The handicapping of Holly Boy

Fencible

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 96 words.

noun (usually plural, in full Royal New Zealand Fencibles) historical a member of the corps of veteran soldiers

fence

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 45 words.

[ME]

The words fence and fend [ME] were originally shortenings of defence and defend (both Middle English), which came from

hot fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 8 words.

noun an electric or electrified fence.

snow fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 72 words.

noun (also snowline fence) a fence erected on a high-country property to keep sheep below the region of heavy

break fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

noun a fence strung across a slope or gully to prevent a stampede of stock.

cyclone fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 15 words.

noun (also Australian) trademark a fence made with interlocking wire in metal frames.

dogleg fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 18 words.

noun (also dogleg elliptical) (also Australian) a fence made from logs laid horizontally on crossed supports.

grass fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 25 words.

noun a strip of long grass grown between two electric fences, remaining an effective barrier to sheep when the electricity

fence n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 1814 words.

1 a receiver and seller of stolen property.

c.1698 B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Fence, c. a Receiver

fence v.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 884 words.

1 to buy and sell stolen property.

1610 Rowlands Martin Mark-all 38: To Fence property, to sell anything that

seven-wire fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 14 words.

noun a standard farm fence made with posts, battens, and seven wires.

rabbit-proof fence

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 80 words.

A fence marking the borders between certain Australian states, therefore used as a point of reference 1957 Randolph Stow The

fence, over the

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 69 words.

Unconscionable, unreasonable [also US] 1918 Kia Ora Coo-ee 15 May 4: ‘It’s over the blinking fence,’ cried one chap, and

Fence

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 41 words.

A slang term for a dealer in stolen goods. The name probably derives from ‘defence’, since the dealer is a

fence

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 129 words.

askance, bromance, expanse, finance, Hans, Hanse, manse, nance, Penzance, Romance • underpants • happenstance • microfinance • advance

fence

Edited by Jennifer Speake.

in Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 19 words.

fence

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 126 words.

askance, expanse, finance, Hans, Hanse, manse, nance, Penzance, Romance • underpants • happenstance • advance, Afrikaans, à

fence

Edited by John Simpson and Jennifer Speake.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 19 words.

post-and-rail fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 51 words.

noun (also post-and-rail elliptical) (chiefly NZ & Australian) a wooden fence consisting of two or more horizontal rails