Definitions for roadblockˈroʊdˌblɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an obstruction placed across a road for halting or hindering traffic, as by the police to facilitate a search or capture, or by the military to delay the enemy.

  2. an obstruction on a road, as a fallen tree.

  3. any obstruction to progress.

  4. (v.t.)to halt or obstruct with a roadblock.

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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.


  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.


  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

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a barrier put across a road (eg by the police) in order to stop or slow down traffic

to set up a roadblock.

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