Palisade Pal`i*sade", n. [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. [1913 Webster]

2. Any fence made of pales or sharp stakes. [1913 Webster]

3. A line of bold cliffs, esp. one showing basaltic columns; -- usually in pl., and orig. used as the name of the cliffs on the west bank of the lower Hudson. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Palisade cells} (Bot.), vertically elongated parenchyma cells, such as are seen beneath the epidermis of the upper surface of many leaves.

{Palisade worm} (Zo["o]l.), a nematoid worm ({Strongylus armatus}), parasitic in the blood vessels of the horse, in which it produces aneurisms, often fatal. [1913 Webster]

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  • Palisade — Palisade, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 386 Housing Units (2000): 188 Land area (2000): 0.356859 sq. miles (0.924260 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.356859 sq. miles (0.924260… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • palisade — [pal΄ə sād′, pal′ə sād΄] n. [Fr palissade < Prov palisada < palisa, a pale < L palus, a stake, PALE2] 1. any one of a row of large pointed stakes set in the ground to form a fence used for fortification or defense 2. a fence of such… …   English World dictionary

  • Palisade — Pal i*sade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Palisaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Palisading}.] [Cf. F. palissader.] To surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palisade — Palisade,die:Pfahlwerk·Schanzpfahl;auch⇨Sperre(1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • palisade — (n.) a fence of stakes, c.1600, from Fr. palissade, from Prov. palissada, from palissa a stake or paling, from Gallo Romance *palicea, from L. palus stake (see PALE (Cf. pale) (n.)). Military sense is attested from 1690s. The Palisades, along the …   Etymology dictionary

  • Palisade — »Schanzpfahl; Pfahlzaun«: Das Fremdwort wurde Ende des 16. Jh.s aus gleichbed. frz. palissade entlehnt. Dies ist – wie entsprechend span. palizada und it. palizzata – eine zu lat. palus »Pfahl« (vgl. das Lehnwort ↑ Pfahl) gehörende… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • palisade — ► NOUN 1) a fence of stakes or iron railings forming an enclosure or defence. 2) (palisades) US a line of high cliffs. ORIGIN French palissade, from Latin palus stake …   English terms dictionary

  • Palisade — Rekonstruktion einer mittelalterlichen Palisade Palisaden (frz. palissade, ital. palizzata, lat. palus „Pfahl”) sind 20–30 cm starke, 3–4 m lange, oben (häufig) zugespitzte Pfähle. Sie werden in der Befestigungskunst als Hindernismittel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • palisade — UK [ˌpælɪˈseɪd] / US noun [countable] Word forms palisade : singular palisade plural palisades 1) a) a strong fence made from tall posts with pointed ends b) a single post in a palisade 2) palisades [plural] mainly American a line of high cliffs …   English dictionary

  • Palisade — or wall of variable height, usually used as a defensive structure. Typical construction Typical construction consisted of small or mid sized trunks of trees aligned vertically, with no spacing in between. The trunks would be sharpened or pointed… …   Wikipedia

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