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Definition of palisade:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Any fence made of pales or sharp stakes.
  4. To surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades.


debate, smother, fence in, besiege, ring, fortification, wall, border, beleaguer, fence, defense, circumvent, environ, argue, contend, bank, surround, barrier, skirt, hem in.

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