Definition of palisade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌpælɪˈseɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpælɪˈseɪd//
    jump to other results
  1. 1a fence made of strong wooden or metal posts that are pointed at the top, especially used to protect a building in the past
  2. 2palisades [plural] (US English) a line of high steep cliffs, especially along a river or by the sea or ocean
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French palissade, from Provençal palissada, from palissa ‘paling’, based on Latin palus ‘stake’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: palisade