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paling n : a fence made of upright pickets [syn: picket fence]

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English

Verb

paling
  1. Present participle of to pale.

Noun

  1. a pointed stick used to make a fence
  2. a fence made of palings
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Modern Library Edition (1995), page 142
      The park paling was still the boundary on one side, and she soon passed one of the gates into the ground.

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Pronunciation

Noun

paling (plural: palingen, diminutive: palinkje)

Extensive Definition

Paling is a surname, and may refer to:
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