Fortification. a defensive barrier consisting of strong posts or timbers fixed upright in the ground.
an enclosure or pen made with posts and stakes.
U.S. Military. a prison for military personnel.
to protect, fortify, or encompass with a stockade.
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How to use stockade in a sentence
A Look at Nashville’s History Nashville was first established as a settlement along the banks of the Cumberland river in 1779, when a band of pioneers led by Englishman James Robertson first cleared the land and built a stockade.
It was Korea, and I served three years—half of it in the stockade.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby | Marlow Stern | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I lay against a corner of the stockade seat, listening to the wind whispering and to the ceaseless drip-drip of the trees.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
I returned alone to the stockade, and for a long time after that kept the fire blazing, and sat up smoking and thinking.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
"We should put a stockade of logs across the neck of land on that side," answered Champlain.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
A stockade half bars the river of Plouernel, and serves as a shelter for the barges of the seigneur.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
We had no form of shelter, and there was no stockade around the camp, only a guard and a dead-line.
British Dictionary definitions for stockade
an enclosure or barrier of stakes and timbers
US a military prison or detention area
(tr) to surround with a stockade
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