Definitions for palingˈpeɪ lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•ingˈpeɪ lɪŋ(n.)

  1. Also called pal′ing fence′.

    Category: Building Trades

    Ref: picket fence.

  2. a pale or picket for a fence.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. pales collectively.

    Category: Building Trades

  4. the act of building a fence with pales.

    Category: Building Trades

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. picket fence, paling(noun)

    a fence made of upright pickets


  1. paling(Noun)

    A pointed stick used to make a fence.

  2. paling(Noun)

    A fence made of palings.

  3. paling(Verb)

    Present participle of to pale.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paling

    of Pale

  2. Paling(noun)

    pales, in general; a fence formed with pales or pickets; a limit; an inclosure

  3. Paling(noun)

    the act of placing pales or stripes on cloth; also, the stripes themselves

Translations for paling

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


used to form the superlative of many adjectives and adverbs, especially those of more than two syllables

Of all the women I know, she's the most beautiful; the most delicious cake I've ever tasted; We see her mother or father sometimes, but we see her grandmother most frequently.

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