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Meaning of PALISADE

Pronunciation:  `pali'seyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
  2. [v]  surround with a wall in order to fortify

PALISADE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: fence, fence in, surround, wall
 See Also: circumvallate, fortification, munition, protect, stockade, wall in, wall up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pal`i*sade"\, n.
    A line of bold cliffs, esp. one showing basaltic columns; --
    usually in pl., and orig. used as the name of the cliffs on
    the west bank of the lower Hudson.
  2. \Pal`i*sade"\, n. [F. palissade, cf. Sp. palizada, It.
    palizzata, palizzo, LL. palissata; all fr. L. palus a stake,
    pale. See {Pale} a stake.]
    1. (Fort.) 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. Any fence made of pales or sharp stakes.
    {Palisade cells} (Bot.), vertically elongated parenchyma
       cells, such as are seen beneath the epidermis of the upper
       surface of many leaves.
    {Palisade worm} (Zo["o]l.), a nematoid worm ({Strongylus
       armatus}), parasitic in the blood vessels of the horse, in
       which it produces aneurisms, often fatal.
  3. \Pal`i*sade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Palisaded}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Palisading}.] [Cf. F. palissader.]
    To surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades.
 Definition: a fence formed of vertical posts placed side-by-side. Usually intended for defensive purposes.
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