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- n. The act of torturing or executing someone by impaling them on a sharp stake.
- n. The joining of two coats of arms on one shield.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of impaling, or the state of being impaled.
- n. An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the space so inclosed.
- n. That which hedges in; inclosure.
- n. The division of a shield palewise, or by a vertical line, esp. for the purpose of putting side by side the arms of husband and wife. See Impale, 3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of impaling, or putting to death by driving a stake through the body.
- n. The act of inclosing with stakes, or paling.
- n. A paling or hedge; an inclosure; hence, a floral inclosure or flower-cup.
- n. A piece of ground inclosed by pales; an inclosed space.
- n. In heraldry, the marshaling side by side of two escutcheons combined in one. See impale
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture
impale + -ment (Wiktionary)