Definition for STOC-CADE', or STOC-CA'DO

STOC-CADE', or STOC-CA'DO, n. [It. stoccato, a thrust, from stocco, a stock or race, a rapier or long sword; Sp. estocada; Fr. estocade. This gives the sense of thrust. But we give the word another signification, from stock, a post or fixed piece of timber. The It. stocco and Eng. stock are the same word.]

  1. A stab; a thrust with a rapier. – Shak.
  2. A fence or barrier made with stakes or posts planted in the earth; a slight fortification. [See Stockade.]

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