[ sto-keyd ]
/ stɒˈkeɪd /


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.

verb (used with object), stock·ad·ed, stock·ad·ing.

to protect, fortify, or encompass with a stockade.

Origin of stockade

1605–15; < Middle French estocade, variant of estacade < Spanish estacada. See stake1, -ade1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for stockade

/ (stɒˈkeɪd) /


an enclosure or barrier of stakes and timbers
US a military prison or detention area


(tr) to surround with a stockade

Word Origin for stockade

C17: from Spanish estacada, from estaca a stake, post, of Germanic origin; see stake 1
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