[ pal-uh-seydz ]


  1. 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.


/ ˌpælɪˈseɪdz; ˈpælɪˌseɪdz /

plural noun

  1. high cliffs in a line, often along a river, resembling a palisade


/ păl′ĭ-sādz /

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Palisades1

First recorded in 1825–30
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Example Sentences

The 2023 budget proposes a new middle school in Shaw and new high school in Palisades to relieve overcrowding at Woodrow Wilson High School.

In the other direction, you can rip endless groomers at Northstar, or head toward Lake Tahoe to the legendary twin mountains of Palisades Tahoe.

A visit to this cozy Belgian outpost in the Palisades proves a welcome exception.

The Palisades fire near Los Angeles has burned across more than 1,000 acres of dry brush in recent days, forcing more than 1,000 people to flee their homes.

In Tenleytown and the Palisades neighborhood, more than 2,000 people have gotten at least one shot.

After problems with intruders at her Pacific Palisades home, Rihanna decided two months ago to move to the east coast.

Collecting some twenty resolute men, while the others guarded the palisades, he had the drawbridge lowered, and rushed out.

They vainly directed a steady fire against the palisades for some time, and then withdrew to a short distance to rest.

In the forenoon our pilot came on board, a comfortable, self-possessed black man, who toward sunset brought us off the Palisades.

The burgs were fortified with wooden palisades, capable of being destroyed by fire.

They nevertheless clambered to the top of the rock, and began to feel round the bottom of the wooden palisades for a door.





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