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Palisades

[ pal-uh-seydz ]
/ ˌpæl əˈseɪdz /
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noun

the line of cliffs in northeastern New Jersey and southeastern New York extending along the western bank of the lower Hudson River. About 15 miles (24 kilometers) long; 300–500 feet (91–152 meters) high.

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Origin of Palisades

First recorded in 1825–30
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British Dictionary definitions for Palisades

palisades
/ (ˌpælɪˈseɪdz, ˈpælɪˌseɪdz) /

pl n

US and Canadian high cliffs in a line, often along a river, resembling a palisade
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Scientific definitions for Palisades

palisades
[ păl′ĭ-sādz ]

A line of steep, high cliffs, especially of basalt, usually along a river.
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