Stockade
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 , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stockaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stockading}.] To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stockade — ► NOUN 1) a barrier or enclosure formed from upright wooden posts. 2) chiefly N. Amer. a military prison. ► VERB ▪ enclose with a stockade. ORIGIN obsolete French estocade, related to STAKE(Cf. ↑stake) …   English terms dictionary

  • stockade — [stä kād′] n. [Fr estacade (also estocade, by assoc. with OFr estoc, trunk, log < Frank * stock, akin to Ger stock: see STOCK) < Prov estacado < estaca, post, stake < Gmc base akin to STAKE] 1. a barrier of stakes driven into the… …   English World dictionary

  • stockade — index bulwark, jail Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stockade — 1610s, a barrier of stakes, from Sp. estacada, from estaca stake, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.E. staca, see STAKE (Cf. stake) (1)). Meaning prison, especially on a military post first recorded 1865 …   Etymology dictionary

  • stockade — [n] enclosure; jail barrier, cage, camp, can*, cell, clink*, cooler*, coop, corral, detention camp, dungeon, fence, jailhouse, joint*, pen, penal institution, penitentiary, pound, prison, protection, slammer*, sty; concepts 439,448,449,513,516 …   New thesaurus

  • Stockade — A stockade is an enclosure of palisades and tall walls made of logs placed side by side vertically with the tops sharpened to provide security. Stockade as a security fence Stockade fortifications were simple forms of defense of military camps or …   Wikipedia

  • stockade — [[t]stɒke͟ɪd[/t]] stockades N COUNT A stockade is a wall of large wooden posts built around an area to keep out enemies or wild animals. Entry into this inner stockade was by a single, permanently manned gateway …   English dictionary

  • stockade — stock·ade || stÉ‘ keɪd /stÉ’ n. fence comprised of tall stakes placed upright in the ground; wall, enclosure, defense barrier v. surround with a stockade, protect by means of a stockade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stockade — UK [stɒˈkeɪd] / US [stɑˈkeɪd] noun [countable] Word forms stockade : singular stockade plural stockades a wall made of large wooden posts …   English dictionary

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