barricade meaning

[ ˌbæri'keid ] Pronunciation:   "barricade" in a sentence
Noun: barricade  'baru`keyd
  1. A barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    - roadblock 
  2. A barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
    "they stormed the barricade"
Verb: barricade  'baru`keyd
  1. Render unsuitable for passage
    "barricade the streets"
    - block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar 
  2. Prevent access to by barricading
    "The street where the President lives is always barricaded" 
  3. Block off with barricades
    - barricado

Derived forms: barricaded, barricading, barricades

Type of: barrier, block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Encyclopedia: Barricade


An obstruction to deter the passage of persons or vehicles.

barrel vault

See aircraft arresting barrier.


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  1. barricades were erected to keep back the crowds ..
  2. the people have barricaded all the streets.
  3. the man and boy then start to pile up a barricade.
  4. others died young, in prison or on the barricades.
  5. if you wanted to keep me out, you ought to have barricaded yourself up with the furniture.

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