Definitions for: Palisade


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.


Pal`i*sade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Palisaded; p. pr.
& vb. n. Palisading.] [Cf. F. palissader.]
To surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades.

Synonyms: fence, fence in, surround, wall

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

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