Definitions for roadblockˈroʊdˌblɒk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrier, roadblock(noun)

    any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective

    "intolerance is a barrier to understanding"

  2. roadblock, barricade(noun)

    a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.

Wiktionary

  1. roadblock(Noun)

    Something that blocks or obstructs a road.

  2. roadblock(Noun)

    An obstacle or impediment.

  3. roadblock(Verb)

    To prevent, hinder.

  4. Origin: From road + block.

Freebase

  1. Roadblock

    A roadblock is a temporary installation set up to control or block traffic along a road. The reasons for one could be: ⁕Roadworks ⁕Temporary road closure during special events ⁕Police chase ⁕Robbery ⁕Sobriety checkpoint In peaceful circumstances, they are usually instantiated by the police, or road transport authorities; they are also commonly employed during wars and are usually staffed by heavily armed soldiers in that case. During protests and riots, both police and demonstrators sometimes use roadblocks. ⁕ Roadblock in the West Bank ⁕ Polish barricade during the Warsaw Uprising ⁕ Pink bunny-shaped roadblock in Narita ⁕ Roadblock during roadworks at Hisingen, Sweden, 2013]]


Translations for roadblock

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  • AbsperrungGerman
  • baraĵo, bariloEsperanto
  • este, estää, tiesulku, hidasteFinnish
  • barrage routierFrench
  • 道路封鎖Japanese
  • obstakel, wegversperring, wegblokkade, tegenwerkende factor, versperringDutch
  • заграждение, препона, блокпост, препятствие, помехаRussian

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