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palisade

[ pal-uh-seyd ]
/ 藢p忙l 蓹藞se瑟d /
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noun
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.
palisades, a line of cliffs.
verb (used with object), pal路i路sad路ed, pal路i路sad路ing.
to furnish or fortify with a palisade.
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Origin of palisade

1590鈥1600; <French palissade<Old Proven莽al palissada, equivalent to paliss(a) paling (derivative of pal stake, pale2) + -ada-ade1

OTHER WORDS FROM palisade

un路pal路i路sad路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for palisade

palisade
/ (藢p忙l瑟藞se瑟d) /

noun
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
verb
(tr) to enclose with a palisade

Word Origin for palisade

C17: via French, from Old Proven莽al palissada, ultimately from Latin p膩lus stake; see pale 虏, pole 1
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