What is stockade?

  • (noun): A penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions).
    Synonyms: concentration camp
    See also — Additional definitions below


A stockade is an enclosure of palisades and tall walls made of logs placed side by side vertically with the tops sharpened to provide security.

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Decorative Stockades
... Nowadays, stockade walls are often used as garden fencing, made of finished planks more useful for privacy fencing and more decoration than security ...
Stockade Companies
... Stockade Companies is a multi-concept restaurant company based in Taylor, Texas ... Stockade Companies, LLC grew from a single Sirloin Stockade restaurant, founded in 1966, to now having over 80 restaurants under three brands Sirloin Stockade, Montana Mike's and ... Sirloin Stockade is a steakhouse and buffet restaurant featuring all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner ...
Sirloin Stockade
... Sirloin Stockade is a family-style buffet steakhouse that was started in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, in 1966, and has grown into Stockade Companies, a multi-concept restaurant company ... Sirloin Stockade features an all-you-can-eat buffet, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner ...
Stockade Historic District
... The Stockade Historic District is located in the northwest corner of Schenectady, New York, United States, on the banks of the Mohawk River ... New York elected to the New York State Assembly, lived in the Stockade as well ... The Stockade was New York's first local historic district, when it was recognized by the city council in 1962 ...
Collingwood Stockade - Asylum
... Demand for land, public animosity toward the stockade and prison reform led to the stockade's closure ... to the new prison at Pentridge, and in August 1866 the stockade became an asylum, initially for mentally ill prisoners from other jails, and then as a public asylum with both ...

More definitions of "stockade":

  • (noun): Fortification consisting of a fence made of a line of stout posts set firmly for defense.
  • (verb): Surround with a stockade in order to fortify.