Im*pale" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impaled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Impaling.] [See 2d Empale.]
To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake. See Empale.
Then with what life remains, impaled, and left
To writhe at leisure round the bloody stake.
To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround.
Impale him with your weapons round about.
Impenetrable, impaled with circling fire.
To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention.
Ordered the admission of St. Patrick to the same to be matched and impaled with the blessed Virgin in the honor thereof.
© Webster 1913.