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1palisade

noun pal·i·sade \ˌpa-lə-ˈsād\

: a high fence made of pointed stakes that was used in the past to protect a building or area

palisades : a line of steep cliffs especially along a river or ocean

Full Definition of PALISADE

1
a :  a fence of stakes especially for defense
b :  a long strong stake pointed at the top and set close with others as a defense
2
:  a line of bold cliffs
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Examples of PALISADE

  1. <the palisades that line the west bank of the Hudson River for about 15 miles>

Origin of PALISADE

French palissade, ultimately from Latin palus stake — more at pole
First Known Use: 1600

2palisade

verb
palisad·edpalisad·ing

Definition of PALISADE

transitive verb
:  to fortify with palisades

First Known Use of PALISADE

1632
PALISADE Defined for Kids

palisade

noun pal·i·sade \ˌpa-lə-ˈsād\

Definition of PALISADE for Kids

1
:  a fence made of poles to protect against attack
2
:  a line of steep cliffs

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