Fencible
Fencible Fen"ci*ble, a. Capable of being defended, or of making or affording defense. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

No fort so fencible, nor walls so strong. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fencible — Fen ci*ble, n. (Mil.) A soldier enlisted for home service only; usually in the pl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fencible — [fen′sə bəl] adj. 〚ME fensable, aphetic for defensible〛 Scot. that can defend or be defended * * * …   Universalium

  • fencible — early 14c., capable of making a defense, short for defensible; see FENCE (Cf. fence) (n.) + IBLE (Cf. ible) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fencible — [fen′sə bəl] adj. [ME fensable, aphetic for defensible] Scot. that can defend or be defended …   English World dictionary

  • fencible — 1. adjective Capable of being defended 2. noun a) A militia unit raised for homeland defense. b) A soldier in such a unit …   Wiktionary

  • fencible — n. soldier enlisted for the defense of the country adj. capable of being defended …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fencible — [ fɛnsɪb(ə)l] noun historical a soldier belonging to a British militia which could be called up only for home service. Origin ME (in the sense suitable for defence ): shortening of defensible; cf. fence, fend …   English new terms dictionary

  • fencible — fen·ci·ble …   English syllables

  • fencible — n. hist. a soldier liable only for home service. Etymology: ME f. DEFENSIBLE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps — In 1846 Governor Grey requested military forces for the defence of the early settlers in New Zealand. Instead of regular miltary forces a detachment of retired soldiers known as The Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps was approved to be recruited… …   Wikipedia

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