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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impale \Im*pale"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impaled; p. pr. & vb. n. Impaling.] [See 2d Empale.] 1. To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake. See Empale. [1913 Webster] Then with what life remains, impaled, and left To writhe at leisure round the bloody stake. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround. [1913 Webster] Impale him with your weapons round about. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Impenetrable, impaled with circling fire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention. [1913 Webster] Ordered the admission of St. Patrick to the same to be matched and impaled with the blessed Virgin in the honor thereof. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]