verb (used with object)
Origin of espalier
Examples from the Web for espalier
It is well suited for a dwarf or espalier, and succeeds well on the paradise stock.
It may be made to produce much earlier, if grafted on the paradise stock, and grown either as an open dwarf, or an espalier.
All the soldiers of the Garrison were ranked in espalier on each side.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
It is well adapted for grafting on the paradise stock, and being grown either as a dwarf, or espalier.
Then there was a rustling as they forced their way among the bushes, and went bang up against an espalier.Brownsmith's Boy|George Manville Fenn
Word Origin for espalier
1660s, from French espalier (16c.), from Italian spalliera "stake-works shoulder-high," from spalla "shoulder," from Latin spatula (see spatula).