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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Defence
stockadestock‧ade /stɒˈkeɪd $ stɑː-/ noun [countable usually singular]  PMDa fence built from long thick pieces of wood pushed into the ground, used to defend a place
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stockadeThe fort, an enclosed stockade, is a quarter-mile walk away.An extra measure of safety came from a high stockade.The inhabitants huddle around huge log fires in timber halls protected by massive stockades.More pirates were starting to climb into the stockade.She said the police would come to take me into the stockade like the cruel and wild animal I was.Two men were outside the stockade, one waving a white cloth.The principle is that the stockade will give but not break.Suddenly, guns were fired again, and a group of pirates ran from the woods and on to the stockade.
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