from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of impaling, or putting to death by driving a stake through the body.
  • noun The act of inclosing with stakes, or paling.
  • noun A paling or hedge; an inclosure; hence, a floral inclosure or flower-cup.
  • noun A piece of ground inclosed by pales; an inclosed space.
  • noun In heraldry, the marshaling side by side of two escutcheons combined in one. See impale

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of impaling, or the state of being impaled.
  • noun An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the space so inclosed.
  • noun rare That which hedges in; inclosure.
  • noun (Her.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of torturing or executing someone by impaling them on a sharp stake.
  • noun The joining of two coats of arms on one shield.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture


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impale +‎ -ment


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