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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground v. - Surround with a wall in order to fortify.

Usage examples (30)
  • The palisade is an open structure which would not have been defensive and was too high to be practical for controlling livestock.
  • Under some bushes by the palisade was a ladder of rope, the rungs, however, of wood.
  • In the palisade was a mighty breach, not an entrance-way, wide enough to admit six Daniel Lamberts abreast.
  • Around all these houses they put a triple palisade, that is three rows of stout, sharpened stakes, driven deep into the ground and rising full six feet above it. for more
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