- a barrier of stakes driven into the ground side by side, for defense against attack
- an enclosure, as a fort, made with such stakes
- an enclosure for military prisoners
Origin of stockadeFrench estacade (also estocade, by associated, association with Old French estoc, trunk, log from Frankish an unverified form stock, akin to German stock: see stock) from Provençal estacado from estaca, post, stake from Germanic base akin to stake
transitive verb-·ad′ed, -·ad′ing
to surround, protect, or fortify with a stockade
- A defensive barrier made of strong posts or timbers driven upright side by side into the ground.
- a. A similar fenced or enclosed area, especially one used for protection.b. A jail on a military base.
transitive verbstock·ad·ed, stock·ad·ing, stock·ades
To fortify, protect, or surround with a stockade.
Origin of stockadeObsolete French estacade, estocade from Spanish estacada from estaca stake of Germanic origin
(third-person singular simple present stockades, present participle stockading, simple past and past participle stockaded)
- To enclose in a stockade.