impalement definition

  • noun:
    • The work of torturing or carrying out some body by impaling them on a-sharp stake.
    • The joining of two coats of arms on one guard.
    • The act of impaling, or perhaps the state of being impaled.
    • An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the room so inclosed.
    • whatever hedges in; inclosure.
    • The unit of a shield palewise, or by a vertical range, esp. for the purpose of placing side by side the hands of husband and wife. See Impale, 3.
    • The act of impaling, or placing to death by operating a stake through the body.
    • The act of inclosing with stakes, or paling.
    • A paling or hedge; an inclosure; ergo, a floral inclosure or flower-cup.
    • A piece of floor inclosed by pales; an inclosed space.
    • In heraldry, the marshaling side by side of two escutcheons combined in one. See impale
    • the work of piercing with a sharpened risk as a type of discipline or torture

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