stoccade
Stockade Stock*ade", n. [F. estacade stockade, boom (confused in French with estocade; see 1st {Stoccado}); fr. It. steccata a palisade (influenced by OF. estach, estaque, a stake, post), or from Sp. estacada a palisade; both of German origin, and akin to E. stake, stick; cf. G. stecken stick, OHG. steccho. See {Stake}, n., {Stick}, n. & v. t., and cf. {Estacade}, {Stacket}.] 1. (Mil.) A line of stout posts or timbers set firmly in the earth in contact with each other (and usually with loopholes) to form a barrier, or defensive fortification. [Written also {stoccade}.] [1913 Webster]

2. An inclosure, or pen, made with posts and stakes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Stockade — Stock*ade , n. [F. estacade stockade, boom (confused in French with estocade; see 1st {Stoccado}); fr. It. steccata a palisade (influenced by OF. estach, estaque, a stake, post), or from Sp. estacada a palisade; both of German origin, and akin to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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