palisade

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French palissade, from Old French, from Old Occitan palissada, from palissa (stake), probably from pal (stake), or possibly from Gallo-Romance *pālīcea, from Latin pālus (stake) +‎ -ade.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -eɪd

NounEdit

palisade (plural palisades)

  1. A long, strong stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other sharpened.
  2. (military) A wall of wooden stakes, used as a defensive barrier.
    • 1975, Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift [Avon ed., 1976, p. 261]:
      I realize how universal the desire to injure your fellow man is. … Only hear the government of laws and lawyers puts a palisade up. They can injure you a lot, make your life hideous, but they can't actually do you in.
  3. A line of cliffs, especially one showing basaltic columns.
  4. (biology) An even row of cells. e.g.: palisade mesophyll cells.

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VerbEdit

palisade (third-person singular simple present palisades, present participle palisading, simple past and past participle palisaded)

  1. (transitive, usually in the passive) To equip with a palisade.

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French palissade.

NounEdit

palisade c (singular definite palisaden, plural indefinite palisader)

  1. palisade (stick)
  2. palisade (wall of sticks)

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