Impale Im*pale", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impaled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impaling}.] [See 2d {Empale}.] 1. To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake. See {Empale}. [1913 Webster]

Then with what life remains, impaled, and left To writhe at leisure round the bloody stake. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround. [1913 Webster]

Impale him with your weapons round about. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Impenetrable, impaled with circling fire. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Her.) To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention. [1913 Webster]

Ordered the admission of St. Patrick to the same to be matched and impaled with the blessed Virgin in the honor thereof. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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