stockade

/stɒˈkeɪd / (say sto'kayd)

noun
1. Fortifications a defensive barrier consisting of strong posts or timbers fixed upright in the ground.
2. an enclosure or pen made with posts and stakes.
3. History an enclosure in which convict labourers employed in road gangs, etc., were held at night.
4. US a prison for military personnel.
verb (t) (stockaded, stockading)
5. to protect, fortify, or encompass with a stockade.
{French (obsolete) estocade, from Old Provençal estaca stake, of Germanic origin. See stake1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stockade — Stock*ade , n. [F. estacade stockade, boom (confused in French with estocade; see 1st {Stoccado}); fr. It. steccata a palisade (influenced by OF. estach, estaque, a stake, post), or from Sp. estacada a palisade; both of German origin, and akin to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stockade — Stock*ade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stockaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stockading}.] To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stockade — ► NOUN 1) a barrier or enclosure formed from upright wooden posts. 2) chiefly N. Amer. a military prison. ► VERB ▪ enclose with a stockade. ORIGIN obsolete French estocade, related to STAKE(Cf. ↑stake) …   English terms dictionary

  • stockade — [stä kād′] n. [Fr estacade (also estocade, by assoc. with OFr estoc, trunk, log < Frank * stock, akin to Ger stock: see STOCK) < Prov estacado < estaca, post, stake < Gmc base akin to STAKE] 1. a barrier of stakes driven into the… …   English World dictionary

  • stockade — index bulwark, jail Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stockade — 1610s, a barrier of stakes, from Sp. estacada, from estaca stake, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.E. staca, see STAKE (Cf. stake) (1)). Meaning prison, especially on a military post first recorded 1865 …   Etymology dictionary

  • stockade — [n] enclosure; jail barrier, cage, camp, can*, cell, clink*, cooler*, coop, corral, detention camp, dungeon, fence, jailhouse, joint*, pen, penal institution, penitentiary, pound, prison, protection, slammer*, sty; concepts 439,448,449,513,516 …   New thesaurus

  • Stockade — A stockade is an enclosure of palisades and tall walls made of logs placed side by side vertically with the tops sharpened to provide security. Stockade as a security fence Stockade fortifications were simple forms of defense of military camps or …   Wikipedia

  • stockade — [[t]stɒke͟ɪd[/t]] stockades N COUNT A stockade is a wall of large wooden posts built around an area to keep out enemies or wild animals. Entry into this inner stockade was by a single, permanently manned gateway …   English dictionary

  • stockade — stock·ade || stÉ‘ keɪd /stÉ’ n. fence comprised of tall stakes placed upright in the ground; wall, enclosure, defense barrier v. surround with a stockade, protect by means of a stockade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stockade — UK [stɒˈkeɪd] / US [stɑˈkeɪd] noun [countable] Word forms stockade : singular stockade plural stockades a wall made of large wooden posts …   English dictionary

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