Definitions for palisadeˌpæl əˈseɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•i•sadeˌpæl əˈseɪd(n.; v.)-sad•ed, -sad•ing.

  1. (n.)a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense.

  2. a pale or stake pointed at the top and set firmly in the ground in a close row with others to form a defense.

  3. palisades, a line of cliffs.

  4. (v.t.)to furnish or fortify with a palisade.

Origin of palisade:

1590–1600; < F palissade, MF < OPr palissada <paliss(a) paling, der. of pal stake, pale2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. palisade(verb)

    fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground

  2. wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surround(verb)

    surround with a wall in order to fortify


  1. palisade(Noun)

    A wall of wooden stakes, used as a defensive barrier

  2. palisade(Noun)

    A line of cliffs

  3. palisade(Noun)

    An even row of cells. e.g.: palisade mesophyll cells.

  4. palisade(Verb)

    To equip with a palisade.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palisade(noun)

    a strong, long stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other is sharpened; also, a fence formed of such stakes set in the ground as a means of defense

  2. Palisade(noun)

    any fence made of pales or sharp stakes

  3. Palisade(verb)

    to surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades


  1. Palisade

    A palisade – sometimes called a stakewall – is typically a fence or wall made from wooden stakes or tree trunks and used as a defensive structure.

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a fence of strong posts put up round an area for defence.

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