palisade









palisade


noun

  1. a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense.
  2. any of a number of pales or stakes pointed at the top and set firmly in the ground in a close row with others to form a defense.
  3. Botany. palisade parenchyma.
  4. palisades, a line of cliffs.

verb (used with object), pal·i·sad·ed, pal·i·sad·ing.

  1. to furnish or fortify with a palisade.

noun

  1. a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground, esp for defence
  2. one of the stakes used in such a fence
  3. botany a layer of elongated mesophyll cells containing many chloroplasts, situated below the outer epidermis of a leaf blade

verb

  1. (tr) to enclose with a palisade

n.“a fence of stakes,” c.1600, from Middle French palissade (15c.), from Provençal palissada, from palissa “a stake or paling,” from Gallo-Romance *palicea, from Latin palus “stake” (see pale (n.)). Military sense is attested from 1690s. The Palisades, along the Hudson River opposite New York City, so called by 1823.

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