empale

empale

[em-peyl]
verb (used with object), empaled, empaling.
impale ( defs 1–5 ).

empalement, noun
empaler, noun
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empale (ɪmˈpeɪl)
 
vb
a less common spelling of impale
 
em'palement
 
n
 
em'paler
 
n

impale or empale (ɪmˈpeɪl)
 
vb (often foll by on, upon, or with)
1.  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
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin impālāre, from Latin im- (in) + pāluspale²]
 
empale or empale
 
vb
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin impālāre, from Latin im- (in) + pāluspale²]
 
im'palement or empale
 
n
 
em'palement or empale
 
n
 
im'paler or empale
 
n
 
em'paler or empale
 
n

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