Definitions for: Stockade


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Stock*ade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stockaded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Stockading.]
To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade.

Synonyms: concentration camp

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

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