stock·ade / stäˈkād/ • n. a barrier formed from upright wooden posts or stakes, esp. as a defense against attack or as a means of confining animals. ∎ an enclosure bound by such a barrier: we got ashore and into the stockade. ∎ a military prison.• v. [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (stockaded) enclose (an area) by erecting such a barrier.