The definition of impale is to pierce with a pointed object.(verb)
When an animal's head is stuck onto a stake, this is an example of impale.
See impale in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr empaler < ML impalare < L in-, on + palus, a stake, pole
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transitive verb im·paled also em·paled, im·pal·ing also em·pal·ing, im·pales also em·pales
Origin: Medieval Latin impālāre
Origin: : Latin in-, in; see in-2
Origin: + Latin pālus, stake; see pag- in Indo-European roots.
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