What does the word stockade mean?

Usage examples for stockade

  1. Then they came to the stockade of close- set pointed poles. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  2. Every boat laden with slabs of tin or bags of rice had to pay toll for permission to pass on in peace; and if resistance was offered, he had guns mounted upon his stockade, and a couple of well- armed prahus, whose crews liked nothing better than confiscating any boat whose owner endeavoured to resist the rajah's demands. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  3. An Indian appeared from round the stockade; he was still staring up at the stone chimney. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)