Impaler

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Origin

1545–55; < Medieval Latin impālāre, equivalent to Latin im- im-1 + pāl(us) pale2 + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive ending (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Impaler

Impaler

verb (used with object)

  1. to fasten, stick, or fix upon a sharpened stake or the like.
  2. to pierce with a sharpened stake thrust up through the body, as for torture or punishment.
  3. to fix upon, or pierce through with, anything pointed.
  4. to make helpless as if pierced through.
  5. Archaic. to enclose with or as if with pales or stakes; fence in; hem in.
  6. Heraldry. to marshal (two coats of arms, as the family arms of a husband and wife) on an escutcheon party per pale. (of a coat of arms) to be combined with (another coat of arms) in this way.

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Impaler

verb

  1. (often foll by on, upon, or with) to pierce with a sharp instrumentthey 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

dictionary.com

Impaler

verb

  1. : to pierce with or as if with something pointed
  2. : to fix in an inescapable or helpless position
  3. : to join (coats of arms) on a heraldic shield divided vertically by a pale

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Impaler

  1. Next door in Romania, a historical figure nicknamed Vlad the Impaler inspired the first mainstream depiction of a vampire.
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