Definitions for roadblockˈroʊdˌblɒk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
an obstruction on a road, as a fallen tree.
any obstruction to progress.
(v.t.)to halt or obstruct with a roadblock.
Origin of roadblock:
any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
"intolerance is a barrier to understanding"
a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
Something that blocks or obstructs a road.
An obstacle or impediment.
To prevent, hinder.
Origin: From road + block.
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.
- حاجِز طَريقArabic
- barricadaPortuguese (BR)
- zátaras, překážkaCzech
- die StraßensperreGerman
- control policialSpanish
- سد راه؛ راه بندFarsi
- barrage routierFrench
- zapreka (barikada) na cesti, pregrada i kontrolno mjesto na cestiCroatian
- rintangan jalanIndonesian
- blocco stradaleItalian
- 노상 바리케이드Korean
- kelio užtvaraLithuanian
- ceļa aizšķēršļojums, barjeraLatvian
- sekatan jalan rayaMalay
- سد راه؛ راه بندPersian
- د لاری خنډ ، بنده لارهPashto
- baraj rutier; punct de control (pe oşosea)Romanian
- zátarasa, prekážkaSlovak
- (cestna) zaporaSlovenian
- zapreka na putuSerbian
- barikat, yol engeliTurkish
- 路障Chinese (Trad.)
- загородження на дорозіUkrainian
- سڑک بند کرناUrdu
- rào chắnVietnamese
- 路障Chinese (Simp.)
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