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palisade

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noun pal·i·sade \ˌpa-lə-ˈsād\

Simple Definition of palisade

  • : 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. 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. 2 :  a line of bold cliffs

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


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palisade

verb pal·i·sade

Definition of palisade

palisad·edpalisad·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fortify with palisades



1632

First Known Use of palisade

1632



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