paling


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pal·ing

 (pā′lĭng)
n.
1. One of a row of upright pointed sticks forming a fence; a pale.
2. Pointed sticks used in making fences; pales.
3. A fence made of pales or pickets.

paling

(ˈpeɪlɪŋ)
n
1. a fence made of pales
2. pales collectively
3. a single pale
4. the act of erecting pales

pal•ing

(ˈpeɪ lɪŋ)

n.
1. Also called pal′ing fence′. picket fence.
2. a pale or picket for a fence.
3. pales collectively.
4. the act of building a fence with pales.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paling - a fence made of upright picketspaling - a fence made of upright pickets  
fence, fencing - a barrier that serves to enclose an area
pale, picket - a wooden strip forming part of a fence
Translations

paling

[ˈpeɪlɪŋ] N (= stake) → estaca f; (= fence) → estacada f, (em)palizada f

paling

[ˈpeɪlɪŋ] n
(= stake) → palis m
(= fence) → palissade f

paling

n (= stake)Zaunpfahl m; (= fence)Lattenzaun m; (bigger) → Palisadenzaun m
References in classic literature ?
Certain it is, his advances were signals for rival candidates to retire, who felt no inclination to cross a lion in his amours; insomuch, that when his horse was seen tied to Van Tassel's paling, on a Sunday night, a sure sign that his master was courting, or, as it is termed, " sparking," within, all other suitors passed by in despair, and carried the war into other quarters.
I watched this engagement as I watched the others--with rapt interest and strong excitement, and with a shrink and a shudder for every blow that laid open a cheek or a forehead; and a conscious paling of my face when I occasionally saw a wound of a yet more shocking nature inflicted.
Between it and Judge Driscoll's house there was only a grassy yard, with a paling fence dividing the properties in the middle.
Then quite a group of boys and girls -- playmates of Tom's and Joe's -- came by, and stood looking over the paling fence and talking in reverent tones of how Tom did so-and-so the last time they saw him, and how Joe said this and that small trifle (pregnant with awful prophecy, as they could easily see now
I absolutely must go in by myself, though I hate being stuck up in the barouchelandau without a companion; but Augusta, I believe, with her own goodwill, would never stir beyond the park paling.
Her paling beams streamed through the nearer windows, and lay in long strips of slanting light on the marble pavement of the Hall.
All round this they had cleared a wide space, and then the thing was completed by a paling six feet high, without door or opening, too strong to pull down without time and labour and too open to shelter the besiegers.