What does the word palisade mean?

Usage examples for palisade

  1. In general these trading- houses are constructed thus, one close to the other, and surrounded with a common palisade, with a door of communication in the interior for mutual succor, in case of attack on the part of the Indians. – Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific by Gabriel Franchere
  2. The huge kraal was very near now, the palisade lined with the faces of eager spectators. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  3. They bound Lord Herman fast as hate, And bore him o'er to Staten Isle; Behind him closed the postern gate, And round him pitiless as fate, Closed moat and palisade and pile: " Thou diest at morn," they smile. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend