paling

noun
pal·​ing | \ ˈpā-liŋ How to pronounce paling (audio) \

Definition of paling

1 : a fence of pales or pickets
2 : wood for making pales
3 : a pale or picket for a fence

First Known Use of paling

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Paling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paling. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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paling

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How to pronounce paling (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of paling

chiefly British : a piece of wood that is one of the upright pieces of a fence

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