A line of stout posts or timbers set firmly in the earth in contact with each other (and usually with loopholes) to form a barrier, or defensive fortification.
An inclosure, or pen, made with posts and stakes.
To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade.
A timber wall or defensive barrier (Palisade).
enclosure of posts used for fortification or to control entry
A line or enclosure of stout posts or stakes set upright in the earth with no separation between them, to form a barrier eight or more feet high. Stockades were generally provided with loopholes in the upper part of the fence. The loopholes were reached by banquettes or elevated walks which might be necessary parts of a wooden wall. See also palisades.
A defensive barrier consisting of strong posts or timbers fixed upright in the ground.
Solid fence of heavy timbers.
fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense
a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
surround with a stockade in order to fortify
A wall constructed of vertical pickets forming a wall with no space between the pickets as in a palisade.
A barricade for entrenchments and redoubts, usually made of timber, often furnished with loopholes for musket fire. Same as Palisade.
A line of tall stout posts securely set either as a defense, to keep the enemy out, or as a pen to keep prisoners in.
A wall constructed of vertical pickets. Intended here to indicate a wall with no space between the pickets. See palisade.
generically, a log fort; when used as an adjunct to earthworks, a vertical wall of logs tied or nailed together to protect the flank or gorge of a battery, lunette, or redoubt. Loopholes were cut in the logs to allow for rifle fire. The exterior of the stockade wall might be ditched with the earth thrown up against the logs. Archeological excavation might reveal evidence of the postholes or remains of the post in the ground.
A fortified fence made of heavy timbers.
A stockade is an enclosure of palisades and tall walls made of logs placed side by side vertically with the tops sharpened to provide some security.