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



BrE BrE//stɒˈkeɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//stɑːˈkeɪd//
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a line or wall of strong wooden posts built to defend a place Word Originearly 17th cent.: shortening of obsolete French estocade, alteration of estacade, from Spanish estacada, from the Germanic base of the noun stake senses 1 and 2.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stockade