A strong, long stake, one end of which is set firmly in the ground, and the other is sharpened; also, a fence formed of such stakes set in the ground as a means of defense.
Any fence made of pales or sharp stakes.
A line of bold cliffs, esp. one showing basaltic columns; -- usually in pl., and orig. used as the name of the cliffs on the west bank of the lower Hudson.
A barrier of sharpened logs closely planted in the ground. Can be vertical or can project horizontally from earthen works (Fraise).
a high post fence or stockade
A timber fence or wall surrounding a bailey of a keep.
A row of logs or poles inserted upright into the ground and used as a wall or fence.
A high fence around a defensive enclosure made of stakes, poles, palings, or pickets, supported by rails and set endwise in the ground from six to nine inches apart. See: Stockade.
An extended line of bold cliffs along the coast or forming the bank of a river.
A defensive enclosure consisting of a fence of stakes or poles set firmly in the ground.
palus = stake; like a fence of stakes.
An enclosure of stakes driven into the ground, sometimes for defensive purposes RCHME. The first wooden tower that stood on the motte was probably surrounded by a palisade.
An exposure of basalt columns resembling the log walls of a wooden fort. ( photo)
fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
a Medieval wooden fence
fence of pointed stakes firmly fixed in the ground.
wooden fence around a castle
A fence about 3 to 3.5 metres high of stakes or pickets erected for defence purposes.
A fence of pointed stakes spaced at roughly six-inch intervals to serve as a barrier while allowing defensive fire to pass through it.
Sturdy wooden fence usually built to enclose a site until a permanent stone wall could be constructed. Often built on a raised earth bank to give further protection. Sometimes these were built as an extra defence or as a temporary protection while a more permanent structure was being built.
A strong wooden fence.
A fence constructed of a row of closely placed wooden stakes. At Fort McHenry palisades were erected during the Civil War to enclose the gorge and the water battery.
a row of pointed wooden stakes standing close together in the ground
In wooded country, a defensive wall or barrier consisting of sharpened logs set upright and close together in the ground forming an enclosure or defense. The logs may be vertical or may project horizontally from the earthworks. Also know as a stockade.
Strong timber fence, usually set on an earth rampart. (Kenyon, John R. Medieval Fortifications, 211) A sturdy wooden fence usually built to enclose a site until a permanent stone wall can be constructed. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Related terms: Castle
A sturdy wooden fence usually built to enclose a site until a permanent stone wall could be erected.
(Fr.) - a phalanx of sharpened logs or fraise, anchored in a shallow ditch and slanted to the front as an obstacle to advancing infantry. Also a wall of logs or stockade.
A timber defensive screen or fence.
a wall of vertically-set poles for defense, often pointed at the top.
A walled enclosure built around a village or town, a stockade.
A wooden wall or fence
Also known as a palizado (see below). Defensive work surrounding a settlement. At the Colony of Avalon the palisade was made of posts, rails and trees which were seven feet tall and sharpened at the top.
a line of high, steep cliffs. [AHDOS