WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
fence-mend•ing  (fensmen′ding),USA pronunciation [Informal.]
n. 
  1. Informal Termsthe practice of reestablishing or strengthening personal, business, or political contacts and relationships by conciliation or negotiation, as after a dispute, disagreement, or period of inactivity.

adj. 
  1. Informal Termsof, pertaining to, or promoting fence-mending.
[1940–45;
Amer.]

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