verb (used with object), im·paled, im·pal·ing.
- to marshal (two coats of arms, as the family arms of a husband and wife) on an escutcheon party per pale.
- (of a coat of arms) to be combined with (another coat of arms) in this way.
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Origin of impale
OTHER WORDS FROM impaleim·pal·er, nounim·pale·ment, noun
Words nearby impale
Example sentences from the Web for impale
Doctors this week published an image of just such an uncommon ocular impaling.Here’s what happens when a bee stings you directly in your eyeball|Beth Mole|December 4, 2020|Ars Technica
These can be invasive, shift around while exercising and god forbid you do anything where you fall and impale yourself on it.Mio Alpha Review: A Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor for Your Wrist|Tyler Carroll|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But higher taxes would impale my paycheck, tomorrow, unless the right people are in office.
When a company lives by the icon, it can, at the very least, impale itself on the icon.
It squealed, shrill with triumph, and the horn swept up to impale him.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
The infuriated bull was fast nearing him, with head lowered, and horns set to crush or impale him.The Vee-Boers|Mayne Reid
"I don't care to listen to your offensive utterances," she said, gazing at him as if to impale him with her glance.The Substitute Prisoner|Max Marcin
David took out his penknife and proceeded to impale his cigar upon the blade thereof.David Harum|Edward Noyes Westcott
The elephants trumpeted shrilly; and while some tried to charge it and impale it on their tusks, others stampeded.Life in an Indian Outpost|Gordon Casserly