from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of a row of upright pointed sticks forming a fence; a pale.
  • n. Pointed sticks used in making fences; pales.
  • n. A fence made of pales or pickets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of pale.
  • n. A pointed stick used to make a fence.
  • n. A fence made of palings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Pales, in general; a fence formed with pales or pickets; a limit; an inclosure.
  • n. The act of placing pales or stripes on cloth; also, the stripes themselves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pales or stakes collectively.
  • n. A fence formed by connecting pointed vertical stakes by horizontal rails above and below; a picket fence; hence, in general, that which incloses or fences in; in the plural, pales collectively as forming a fence.
  • n. Stripes on cloth resembling pales.
  • n. The putting of the stripes called pales on cloth.

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

  • n. a fence made of upright pickets


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