Palisades

geographical name
Pal·​i·​sades | \ ˌpa-lə-ˈsādz How to pronounce Palisades (audio) \

Definition of Palisades

line of cliffs 15 miles (24 kilometers) long in southeastern New York and northeastern New Jersey on the west bank of the Hudson River

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