Etymology
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stockade (n.)

1610s, "a barrier of stakes," a nativization of Spanish estacada, from estaca "stake," from a Germanic source cognate with Old English staca, see stake (n.1)). Meaning "military prison" first recorded 1865. As a verb from 1755.

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Definitions of stockade
1
stockade (n.)
fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense;
stockade (n.)
a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions);
Synonyms: concentration camp
2
stockade (v.)
surround with a stockade in order to fortify;
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