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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.

Synonyms:

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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