impale

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin impālāre, from Latin palus.

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impale (third-person singular simple present impales, present participle impaling, simple past and past participle impaled)

  1. (transitive) To pierce (something) with any long, pointed object.
  2. (transitive, heraldry) To place two coats of arms side by side on the same shield (often those of two spouses upon marriage).
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake.
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To enclose or fence with stakes.

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