Stock*ade" (?), n. [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.]

1. 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.

[Written also stoccade.]

2.

An inclosure, or pen, made with posts and stakes.

 

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Stock*ade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stockaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Stockading.]

To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade.

 

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