- a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense.
- any of a number of pales or stakes pointed at the top and set firmly in the ground in a close row with others to form a defense.
- Botany. palisade parenchyma.
- palisades, a line of cliffs.
- to furnish or fortify with a palisade.
Origin of palisade
Examples from the Web for palisade
They shoot between the logs of the palisade down the narrow lane.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
There is a gateway through this palisade where you can go in.Rollo in Paris
I doubled up on the top of the palisade and hung there, yelling with laughter.
I froze on to the nearest daku and ran to the palisade, shoving him in front of me.
The hunters were soon at the palisade door and admitted; they had no game with them.The Settlers in Canada
- a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground, esp for defence
- one of the stakes used in such a fence
- botany a layer of elongated mesophyll cells containing many chloroplasts, situated below the outer epidermis of a leaf blade
- (tr) to enclose with a palisade
Word Origin and History for palisade
"a fence of stakes," c.1600, from Middle French palissade (15c.), from Provençal palissada, from palissa "a stake or paling," from Gallo-Romance *palicea, from Latin palus "stake" (see pale (n.)). Military sense is attested from 1690s. The Palisades, along the Hudson River opposite New York City, so called by 1823.