Definition of Stockade

1. Noun. Fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense.

Generic synonyms: Fortification, Munition

2. Verb. Surround with a stockade in order to fortify.
Generic synonyms: Fence, Fence In, Palisade, Surround, Wall

3. Noun. A penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions).
Exact synonyms: Concentration Camp
Specialized synonyms: Auschwitz, Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau
Generic synonyms: Camp
Specialized synonyms: Death Camp

Definition of Stockade

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade.

Definition of Stockade

1. Noun. an enclosure protected by a wall of wooden posts ¹

2. Noun. (colloquial) a military prison ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To enclose in a stockade. ¹

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Definition of Stockade

1. to build a type of protective fence around [v -ADED, -ADING, -ADES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stockade

stock raiser
stock room
stock saddle
stock split
stock symbol
stock symbols
stock ticker
stock ticker symbol
stock ticker symbols
stock tickers
stock trader
stock up
stock variable
stock vehicle
stock warrant
stockade (current term)
stockbroker belt

Literary usage of Stockade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1908)
"There's been blows, too, and I reckon your friends has had the best of it; and here they are ashore in the old stockade, as was made years and years ago by ..."

2. The History of the British Empire in India by Edward Thornton (1859)
"The stockade thus gallantly carried was situated at the junction of a pathway with a main road, and from the precautions taken for its defence, ..."

3. A Picture of the Desolated States, and the Work of Restoration, 1865-1868 by John Townsend Trowbridge (1868)
"No marks were necessary to show where the stockade had stood, ... The stockade had been removed; but the blasted and barren earth remained to testify of the ..."

4. The Black Hills, Or, The Last Hunting Ground of the Dakotahs: A Complete by Annie D. Tallent (1899)
"I arrived at the stockade breathless and excited, and when questioned as to the cause of my ... TWO MORE LEAVE THE stockade. Shortly after Messrs. ..."

5. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"The latter detachment had expected, on clearing a wood through which lay their march, to come out upon an open plain at some distance from the stockade ..."

6. Travels in the Coastlands of British East Africa and the Islands of Zanzibar by William Walter Augustine Fitzgerald (1898)
"2 stockade on the Sabaki river, this being the second of a series of posts established by Captain Lugard on that route to the interior at intervals of from ..."

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