Webster 1913 Edition
palissade, cf. Sp.
palissata; all fr. L.
palusa stake, pale. See
A strong, long stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other is sharpened; also, a fence formed of such stakes set in the ground as a means of defense.
Any fence made of pales or sharp stakes.
vertically elongated parenchyma cells, such as are seen beneath the epidermis of the upper surface of many leaves.–
a nematoid worm (
Strongylus armatus), parasitic in the blood vessels of the horse, in which it produces aneurisms, often fatal.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades.
Webster 1828 Edition
Palisades serve also to fortify the avenues of open forts, gorges, half-moons, the bottom of ditches, &c.