impalement

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Etymology[edit]

impale +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

impalement (countable and uncountable, plural impalements)

  1. The act of torturing or executing someone by impaling them on a sharp stake.
  2. (heraldry) The joining of two coats of arms on one shield.
  3. An enclosed space.

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