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paling
American English: /ˈpeɪlɪŋ/
British English: /ˈpeɪlɪŋ/

Translation of paling in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable or countable (fence) (often plural)
    Example sentences
    • The post and wire fence at the end of the road needed attention - in the long term, a hedge, wooden paling or stone wall would be attractive if a replacement is considered.
    • By employing wooden palings, building channels to divert rainwater and cultivating indigenous vegetation, the engineers claim to have demonstrated that Mother Nature can be nursed with ‘ecological therapy.’
    • We cross the threshold of the paling, pass beyond the encircling reach of timber walls.
  • 2 countable (stake)
    Example sentences
    • The house, approached by a set of steps, stands behind a fence with iron palings and brick columns flanking an ‘eyeglass’ gate.
    • Some were working outside a thick palisade of wooden palings which ran circling outside the buildings.
    • Many of the stores have a courtyard at the back and a look through the dusty wooden palings of the doors reveals the street to be almost like a business convention some of the time.

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