noun \stä-ˈkād\

: a line of tall posts that are set in the ground and used as a barrier to protect or defend a place

Full Definition of STOCKADE

:  a line of stout posts set firmly to form a defense
a :  an enclosure or pen made with posts and stakes
b :  an enclosure in which prisoners are kept

Examples of STOCKADE

  1. <prisoners of war confined in a stockade>

Origin of STOCKADE

Spanish estacada, from estaca stake, pale, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English staca stake
First Known Use: 1614


transitive verb

Definition of STOCKADE

:  to fortify or surround with a stockade

First Known Use of STOCKADE



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