stockade

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
stock•ade /stɑˈkeɪd/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -ad•ed, -ad•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. a defensive wall made from stakes driven upright into the ground.
  2. an enclosure made of such barriers.
  3. Militarya prison for military personnel.

v. [+ object]
  1. to protect, fortify, or encompass with a stockade.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
stock•ade  (sto kād),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -ad•ed, -ad•ing. 
n. 
  1. [Fort.]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. Military[U.S. Mil.]a prison for military personnel.

v.t. 
  1. to protect, fortify, or encompass with a stockade.
  • Spanish estacada. See stake1, -ade1
  • Middle French estocade, variant of estacade
  • 1605–15


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

stockade /stɒˈkeɪd/ n
  1. an enclosure or barrier of stakes and timbers
vb
  1. (transitive) to surround with a stockade
Etymology: 17th Century: from Spanish estacada, from estaca a stake, post, of Germanic origin; see stake1



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