Empaled
Empale Em*pale", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Empaled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Empaling}.] [OF. empaler to palisade, pierce, F. empaler to punish by empalement; pref. em- (L. in) + OF. & F. pal a pale, stake. See {Pale} a stake, and cf. {Impale}.] [Written also {impale}.] 1. To fence or fortify with stakes; to surround with a line of stakes for defense; to impale. [1913 Webster]

All that dwell near enemies empale villages, to save themselves from surprise. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

2. To inclose; to surround. See {Impale}. [1913 Webster]

3. To put to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body. [1913 Webster]

4. (Her.) Same as {Impale}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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