paling

noun

pal·​ing ˈpā-liŋ How to pronounce paling (audio)
1
: a fence of pales or pickets
2
: wood for making pales
3
: a pale or picket for a fence

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of paling was in the 15th century

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“Paling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paling. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

paling

noun

pal·​ing
ˈpā-liŋ
1
2
: pales or a fence of pales
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