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Webster 1913 Edition


Palisade

Palˊi-sade′

,
Noun.
[F.
palissade
, cf. Sp.
palizada
, It.
palizzata
,
palizzo
, LL.
palissata
; all fr. L.
palus
a stake, pale. See
Pale
a stake.]
1.
(Fort.)
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.
2.
Any fence made of pales or sharp stakes.
Palisade cells
(Bot.)
,
vertically elongated parenchyma cells, such as are seen beneath the epidermis of the upper surface of many leaves.
Palisade worm
(Zool.)
,
a nematoid worm (
Strongylus armatus
), parasitic in the blood vessels of the horse, in which it produces aneurisms, often fatal.

Palˊi-sade′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Palisaded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Palisading
.]
[Cf. F.
palissader
.]
To surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades.

Webster 1828 Edition


Palisade

PALISA'DE

,
Noun.
A fence or fortification consisting of a row of stakes or posts sharpened and set firmly in the ground. In fortification, the posts are set two or three inches apart, parallel to the parapet in the covered way, to prevent a surprise.
Palisades serve also to fortify the avenues of open forts, gorges, half-moons, the bottom of ditches, &c.

PALISA'DE

,
Verb.
T.
To surround, inclose or fortify with stakes or posts.

Definition 2022


Palisade

Palisade

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German

Noun

Palisade f (genitive Palisade, plural Palisaden)

  1. palisade

Declension

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palisade

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English

Noun

palisade (plural palisades)

  1. A long, strong stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other sharpened.
  2. A wall of wooden stakes, used as a defensive barrier.
  3. A line of cliffs, especially one showing basaltic columns.
  4. (biology) An even row of cells. e.g.: palisade mesophyll cells.

Derived terms

  • palisade worm

Translations

Verb

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.

Danish

Etymology

Borrowing from French palissade.

Noun

palisade c (singular definite palisaden, plural indefinite palisader)

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Declension

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