Examples of stockade in a Sentence
prisoners of war confined in a stockade
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Using ancient post holes as a guide, a stockade has been reconstructed around the periphery of Aztalan, giving visitors a fleeting sense of this ancient city’s dimensions.
Shaken, Washington rushed back to Great Meadows and ordered the construction of a stockade in anticipation of a French attack.
Soldiers abandoned their positions and ran into the stockade.
Despite federal warnings, a majority refused to leave—and in 1838, Cherokee people were rounded up, placed in camps and stockades, and rushed from their ancestral lands in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama to what is now Oklahoma.
Forts San Louis and San Carlos, at the upper and lower river corners of the city, were similar except that their walkways were covered, making them look something like frontier stockades.
Nearby is a photo opp for those with naughty friends or relatives – an old-style stockade found in those times as a punishment for transgressors.
County Administrator Bertha Henry said the stockade is the only backup jail if overcrowding forces the county to seek more jail space.
Hey, that’s not how my church asks for volunteers to stand in stockades on top of a taco truck and repent.
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Origin and Etymology of stockade
First Known Use: 1614See Words from the same year
Synonymsbastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], jail, tolbooth [Scottish]
Related Wordsbull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk (s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training school
First Known Use of stockade
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Definition of stockade for English Language Learners
: a line of tall posts that are set in the ground and used as a barrier to protect or defend a place
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