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a. A fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification.
b. One of the pales of such a fence.
2. palisades A line of lofty steep cliffs, usually along a river.
tr.v. pal·i·sad·ed, pal·i·sad·ing, pal·i·sades
To equip or fortify with palisades or a palisade.
[French palissade, from Old French, from Old Provençal palissada, from palissa, stake, from Vulgar Latin *pālīcea, from Latin pālus; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground, esp for defence
2. one of the stakes used in such a fence
3. (Botany) botany a layer of elongated mesophyll cells containing many chloroplasts, situated below the outer epidermis of a leaf blade
(tr) to enclose with a palisade
[C17: via French, from Old Provençal palissada, ultimately from Latin pālus stake; see pale2, pole1]
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n., v. -sad•ed, -sad•ing. n.
1. 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.v.t.
4. to furnish or fortify with a palisade.
[1590–1600; < French palissade, Middle French < Old Provençal palissada <paliss(a) paling, derivative of pal stake, pale2]
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Palisadeanything resembling or likened to a row of stakes.
Examples: palisade of cliffs, 1850; of ice-pinnacles, 1871; of mountains, 1865; of shrubs; of stakes, 1832; of stiff hairs, 1713; of teeth, 1796; of trees.
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Past participle: palisaded
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|Noun||1.||palisade - fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground|
|Verb||1.||palisade - surround with a wall in order to fortify|
protect - shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
stockade - surround with a stockade in order to fortify
circumvallate - surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification
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noun fence, defence, paling, enclosure, bulwark, stockade a stout wooden palisade enclosing the yard
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palisade[ˌpælɪˈseɪd] n → palissade f
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