- 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
Historical Examples of 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 for 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.