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 ?
In front of us, at a distance of two hundred yards or so as well as I could calculate, rose a black mass, which gradually resolved itself, as my eyes became accustomed to the twilight, into a long, low, and ancient house, with a hedge of evergreens and a pitch-black paling in front of it.
There was a gate in the pitch-black paling, and a bell-handle--discovered with great difficulty.
A rough, deep voice, which I should certainly never have supposed to be the voice of a woman, hailed us from the inner side of the paling.