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stockade

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noun stock·ade \stä-ˈkād\

Simple Definition of stockade

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  a line of stout posts set firmly to form a defense

  2. 2a :  an enclosure or pen made with posts and stakesb :  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


2

stockade

transitive verb stock·ade

Definition of stockade

stock·ad·edstock·ad·ing

  1. :  to fortify or surround with a stockade



1677

First Known Use of stockade

1677



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