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Meaning of stockade

stock•ade

Pronunciation: (sto-kād'), [key]
— n., v., -ad•ed, -ad•ing.
—n.
  1. a defensive barrier consisting of strong posts or timbers fixed upright in the ground.
  2. an enclosure or pen made with posts and stakes.
  3. a prison for military personnel.
—v.t.
  1. to protect, fortify, or encompass with a stockade.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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