Pronunciation: (sto-kād'), [key]
—n., v., -ad•ed, -ad•ing.
1. Fort.a defensive barrier consisting of strong posts or timbers fixed upright in the ground.
2. an enclosure or pen made with posts and stakes.
3. U.S. Mil.a prison for military personnel.
to protect, fortify, or encompass with a stockade.
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