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Meaning of STOCKADE

Pronunciation:  stâ'keyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
  2. [n]  fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense
  3. [v]  surround with a stockade in order to fortify

STOCKADE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: concentration camp
 See Also: Dachau, fence, fence in, fortification, munition, palisade, penal facility, penal institution, surround, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stock*ade"\, n. [F. estacade stockade, boom (confused
    in French with estocade; see 1st {Stoccado}); fr. It.
    steccata a palisade (influenced by OF. estach, estaque, a
    stake, post), or from Sp. estacada a palisade; both of German
    origin, and akin to E. stake, stick; cf. G. stecken stick,
    OHG. steccho. See {Stake}, n., {Stick}, n. & v. t., and cf.
    {Estacade}, {Stacket}.]
    1. (Mil.) A line of stout posts or timbers set firmly in the
       earth in contact with each other (and usually with
       loopholes) to form a barrier, or defensive fortification.
       [Written also {stoccade}.]
    2. An inclosure, or pen, made with posts and stakes.
  2. \Stock*ade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stockaded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Stockading}.]
    To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade.