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  • n. A dike of piles in the sea, a river, etc., to hinder the approach of an enemy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dike of piles in the sea, a river, etc., to check the approach of an enemy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dike formed of piles set in the sea, a river, or a morass, and connected by chains, to check the approach of an enemy.

Etymologies

French; compare Italian steccata, Spanish estacada, and English stake. (Wiktionary)

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