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Meaning of palisade

pal•i•sade

Pronunciation: (pal"u-sād'), [key]
— n., v., -sad•ed, -sad•ing.
—n.
  1. a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense.
  2. any of a number of pales or stakes pointed at the top and set firmly in the ground in a close row with others to form a defense.
  3. See
  4. a line of cliffs.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish or fortify with a palisade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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