Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.


cliffs along the west bank of the Hudson River, NE N.J. and SE N.Y., extending from N of Jersey City, N.J., to the vicinity of Piermont, N.Y., with a general altitude of from 350 ft to 550 ft (107–168 m). The Palisades, rising vertically from close to the water's edge, are the margin of a sill of diabase, formed by the intrusion of molten material, which hardened into a great sheet. Slow cooling developed the columnar structure; uplift and faulting occurred, it is believed, at the close of the Triassic period, and centuries of erosion exposed the cliffs. A large part of the most scenic section is embraced in the Palisades Interstate Parks (c.81,000 acres/32,800 hectares), a chain of hilly, wooded recreational areas lying along the west bank of the Hudson between Fort Lee, N.J., and Bear Mt., N.Y. There are scenic roads, trails for hikers, campgrounds, and facilities for winter and summer sports.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.


A series of sharp cliffs.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
There was a camp-fire burning within the palisade. The ape-man crept across the clearing until he stood before the barred gates.
He tried to reach across the distance between the roof and the palisade, and in the attempt lost his balance and nearly precipitated himself to the ground below.
Charlotte, NC, March 21, 2013 --( Toll Brothers, (NYSE: TOL) ( the nation's leading builder of luxury homes and developer of fine communities in the South Charlotte area, announced today their plans for a new Toll Brothers Active Living[R] Community, Regency at Palisades, part of the spectacular Palisades community that adjoins Lake Wylie.
has been awarded the marketing assignment for Palisades Data Center, a 24,000 s/f Tier 3+ facility in Palisades.
Entergy Nuclear Palisades LLC, owner of the Palisades and Big Rock Point nuclear power plants in Michigan, has filed a lawsuit for $100 million against the federal government for allegedly breaching a contract for disposal of wastes from the facility.
25 May 2012 - Palisades Federal Credit Union today said it had appointed Anthony Kurdziel chief operating officer and vice president of member services.
For four hours, Palisades Federal Credit Union helped lower gas prices to $1.99 per gallon.
Information technology company IBM (NYSE:IBM) on Friday (10 November) announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Palisades Technology Partners, a provider of strategic consulting, systems integration and a web-based multi-channel lending platform.
The Palisades companies, a New Jersey-based group of independent agency companies, was ranked the largest New Jersey auto insurer without one valid consumer complaint in 2005 by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.
PALISADES FINANCIAL LLC, ENGLEWOOD Cliffs, New Jersey, closed $220 million in debt, subordinate debt, nonperforming loan purchases and equity transactions through its Palisades Regional Investment Fund LLC (PRIF) during 2003.
After completing work at Darion, Keeley and Cahen began excavating two nearby LBK sites containing the remains of similar V-shaped ditches and palisades.
As previously reported by ( IBTimes , Hyundai's new flagship SUV got its name from the Pacific Palisades, an opulent and beautiful neighborhood located in southern California.