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
Example sentences from the Web for impale
The penalty of death appears to have been inflicted either by burning, impalement, dismemberment, or drowning.Mesopotamian Archaeology|Percy S. P. Handcock
Then the king in a rage, supposing he had concealed his son, had him put to death by impalement as a thief.The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta
Hoping this amount of impalement will be satisfactory, I go on to something else.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)|Augustus de Morgan
This impalement is given with great force, and a wounded heron has been known to drive its bill right through a stout stick.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
I could not move without it, so I had to wait till the two women took pity on me and released me from my impalement.The Making of Mary|Jean Forsyth