Impale definition

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(heraldry) To join (two coats of arms) side by side on one shield.
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The definition of impale is to pierce with a pointed object.

When an animal's head is stuck onto a stake, this is an example of impale.

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To pierce with a sharp stake or point.
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To torture or kill by impaling.
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To pierce through with, or fix on, something pointed; transfix.
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To punish or torture by fixing on a stake.
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To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake.
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More generally, to pierce (something) with any long, pointed object.
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To make helpless, as if fixed on a stake.

Impaled by her glance.

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Origin of impale

  • Medieval Latin impālāre Latin in- in in–2 Latin pālus stake pag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin impālāre, from Latin palus.

    From Wiktionary