A Word A Day : Paling

Friday, 16th November 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : páy-ling

1. A fence formed by a line of pointed stakes planted in the ground
2. Pointed sticks used in making fences; pales
3. One of a row of upright pointed sticks forming a fence


Origin Unknown


batten, billet, boom, crossbar, crosspiece, ingot, lever, paling, pig, pole, rail, rib, rule, shaft, slab, spar, spoke, stake, stick, streak, strip, stripe, stroke

Contextual Example:

• She was leaning over the paling of split oak branches which formed the paling of the avenue.

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