Im*pale" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impaled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Impaling.] [See 2d Empale.]


To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake. See Empale.

Then with what life remains, impaled, and left To writhe at leisure round the bloody stake. Addison.


To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround.

Impale him with your weapons round about. Shak.

Impenetrable, impaled with circling fire. Milton.

3. Her.

To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention.

Ordered the admission of St. Patrick to the same to be matched and impaled with the blessed Virgin in the honor thereof. Fuller.


© Webster 1913.

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