Pronunciation: (pal"u-sād'), [key]
—n., v., -sad•ed, -sad•ing.
1. a fence of pales or stakes set firmly in the ground, as for enclosure or defense.
2. any of a number of pales or stakes pointed at the top and set firmly in the ground in a close row with others to form a defense.
3. Bot.See palisade parenchyma.
4. palisades,a line of cliffs.
to furnish or fortify with a palisade.
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