What does the word impale mean?

Usage examples for impale

  1. Many of the warriors scowled at the white men and their two helpers as though they would have been glad to impale them with their spears, but no demonstration was made. – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis
  2. But, sir, betray me not; for the Spahis would tie me to a horse's tail and the Pasha would impale me. – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai
  3. He leaned to impale a pin upon his lapel. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst