Part of speech: verb

To put to death by fixing upon a pale or sharp stake.

Part of speech: verb

To fence in.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Mór Jókai.
  3. He leaned to impale a pin upon his lapel. - "Every Soul Hath Its Song", Fannie Hurst.