Definition for palisades (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), pal·i·sad·ed, pal·i·sad·ing.
Origin of palisade
Examples from the Web for palisades
She walked along Riverside Drive, marveling at the Palisades.Find the Woman|Arthur Somers Roche
(18 v.) The villagers knowing what would happen, made fences and palisades, and obstructed the passage with large guns.
Lawns slope down to the shore, and there are superb river views, with the grand wall of the Palisades rising high in front.America, Volume III (of 6)|Joel Cook
Titoko marked out the lines of the entrenchments and palisades.The adventures of Kimble Bent|James Cowan
We expected that the cavalier would turn bridle; but M. de Bragelonne continued to ride towards the palisades.The Man in the Iron Mask|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
British Dictionary definitions for palisades (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for palisades (2 of 2)
Word Origin for palisade
Word Origin and History for palisades
"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.