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[em-peyl] /ɛmˈpeɪl/
verb (used with object), empaled, empaling.
1.
impale (defs 1–5).
Related forms
empalement, noun
empaler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for empale

empale

/ɪmˈpeɪl/
verb
1.
a less common spelling of impale
Derived Forms
empalement, noun
empaler, noun

impale

/ɪmˈpeɪl/
verb (transitive)
1.
often foll by on, upon, or with. to pierce with a sharp instrument they impaled his severed head on a spear
2.
(archaic) to enclose with pales or fencing; fence in
3.
(heraldry) to charge (a shield) with two coats of arms placed side by side
Derived Forms
impalement, empalement, noun
impaler, empaler, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin impālāre, from Latin im- (in) + pāluspale²
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