stockade

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stockade surround with a stockade in order to fortify
    • n stockade a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
    • n stockade fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stockade (Mil) 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.
    • Stockade An inclosure, or pen, made with posts and stakes.
    • v. t Stockade To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stockade In fortification, a fence or barrier constructed by planting upright in the ground timber, piles, or trunks of trees, so as to inclose an area which is to be defended. In Oriental warfare such stockades are often of formidable strength and great extent, as the stockades of Rangoon.
    • n stockade An inclosure or pen made with posts and stakes.
    • n stockade In hydraulic engineering, a row of piles serving as a breakwater, or to protect an embankment.
    • stockade To encompass or fortify with posts or piles fixed in the ground.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stockade stok-ād′ a breastwork formed of stakes fixed in the ground
    • v.t Stockade to fortify with such
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. estacade, stockade, boom (confused in French with estocade,; see 1st Stoccado); fr. It. steccata, a palisade (influenced by OF. estach, estaque, a stake, post), or from Sp. estacada, a palisade; both of German origin, and akin to E. stake, stick,; cf. G. stecken, stick, OHG. steccho,. See Stake (n.) Stick (n.) & (v. t.), and cf. Estacade Stacket

Usage

In literature:

The guns on their stockades and war-boats are equally defective from bad powder, and the hammered iron bullets.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Up to the eyes in furs the two figures moved out beyond the stockade into the shadowed world.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Colonel Pyron, with two hundred men, was detached to mask or carry this stockade, and Major passed on to the Boeuf.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
The stockade was about six feet high, and had two corner towers for lookout purposes.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
The remainder were found close under the stockade.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Please help me now to get out of my stockade.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
Their men followed them, the Tae-Pings fled, and stockade after stockade was taken.
"The Story of General Gordon" by Jeanie Lang
To their rage and disappointment, the boats stuck on the mudbank just outside the stockades, which they only then discovered.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Gholab, you see that the cattle are led inside this old stockade, which will keep them under cover from shore at least.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
He was sliding along pretty fast towards the stockade.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
There was no great difficulty in the construction of such a stockade in itself.
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
The capture of these stockades began and ended the operations on that day.
"The Life of Gordon, Volume I" by Demetrius Charles Boulger
They were seated on one of the benches disposed around the side of the stockade, and there was a great deal of noise all about them.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
The stockade had loopholes in it, and above the top she could see a fluttering flag and the point of a tent.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
Immediately within the principal gate of the stockade is a large open space, and in this the dancers are performing.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
It was late the same afternoon that Charlie Rankin rode up to the River Farm and greeted Rube, who was hard at work upon the stockade.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
On the other hand, it must be admitted that the stockade dweller is both provincial of habit and prejudiced of mind.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
The gigs had leaned to their right, but Hunter and I pulled straight in, in the direction of the stockade upon the chart.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Certain of the men were assigned to the felling of trees, others dug trenches and set the logs in the stockade, which was erected first.
"Scouting with Daniel Boone" by Everett T. Tomlinson
The stationers landed at the bend, and she was glad of her home as she took her way within the enclosure of the high stockade.
"The Story of Old Fort Loudon" by Charles Egbert Craddock
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In poetry:

They see her come, the little girl.
    Alas, she trips and falls!
Oh anxious faces looking down
    From the stockaded walls!
"York Garrison, 1640" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Now all is changed, within the rude stockade,
A bondsman whom the greed of men has made
Almost too brutish to deplore his plight,
Toils hopeless on from joyless morn till night.
"To The South" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I. WHAT song is this which on the water rings,
Rousing the lonely post? — its flag ascends:
Forth from the sharp stockade the movement brings
Its guardian blithe, with motley train of friends.
"The Toils Of The Voyager" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain

In news:

And then there's the bar, arranged like an agave stockade — walled in by bottles of all the best and worst tequilas and mezcals on the market.
But the Stockaders took control of the game in the second half, scoring five times and winning, 7-0 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium.
Gazettte Stockade -athon: Champs endorse course.
Artifacts found in Stockade put on display at SCCC.
Sherman wins NBA's Stockade Open at Boulevard.
Stockade after Irene flooding (9 photos).
Stockade Historic District residents clean up flood damage after Tropical Storm Irene left the area and floodwater receded.
Original Stockade Post from Fort Necessity.
Mike Kittrell, Press-Register / AP Third-grader John St Cyr, 9, of St Luke's Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala. Spends time in a " stockade " during the school's ninth-annual Colonial Christmas on Wednesday.
The Gazette Stockade-athon's reconfigured course has been met with approval by some past champions.
Can We Bring Back the Stockades.
Gazette Stockade-athon: New layout more runner-friendly.
Ridley Inc (TSX:RCL) has acquired Kansas-based Stockade Brands Inc, a private manufacturer of nutritional supplements for livestock.
Archaeologists say they've unearthed timbers hidden since the Civil War which are believed to be from Confederate Camp Lawton, a stockade used to hold more than 10,000 Union prisoners.
Promising marathoner Cabada to run in Stockade-athon.
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