a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
"they stormed the barricade"
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar(verb)
render unsuitable for passage
"block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
prevent access to by barricading
"The street where the President lives is always barricaded"
block off with barricades
A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence
An obstacle, barrier, or bulwark.
A place of confrontation.
to close or block a road etc., using a barricade
to keep someone in (or out), using a blockade, especially ships in a port
a fortification, made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the progress or attack of an enemy. It is usually an obstruction formed in streets to block an enemy's access
any bar, obstruction, or means of defense
to fortify or close with a barricade or with barricades; to stop up, as a passage; to obstruct; as, the workmen barricaded the streets of Paris
Barricade, from the French barrique, is any object or structure that creates a barrier or obstacle to control, block passage or force the flow of traffic in the desired direction. Adopted as a military term, a barricade denotes any improvised field fortification, most notably on the city streets during urban warfare. Barricades also include temporary traffic barricades designed with the goal of dissuading passage into a protected or hazardous area or large slabs of cement whose goal is to actively prevent forcible passage by a vehicle. Stripes on barricades and panel devices slope downward in the direction traffic must travel. There are also pedestrian barricades - sometimes called bike rack barricades for their resemblance to a now obsolete form of bicycle stand, or police barriers. They originated in France approximately 50 years ago and are now produced around the world. They were first produced in the U.S. 40 years ago by Friedrichs Mfg for New Orleans's Mardi Gras parades. Finally anti-vehicle barriers and blast barriers are sturdy barricades that can respectively counter vehicle and bomb attacks. As of recent, movable blast barriers have been designed by NTU that can be used to protect humanitarian relief workers, and villagers and their homes in unsafe areas.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bar′ik-ād, n. a temporary fortification raised to hinder the advance of an enemy, as in the street fights of Parisian insurrections.—v.t. to obstruct: to fortify.—Earlier form Barricā′do. [Fr.; barrique, a cask, the first street barricades having consisted of casks filled with stones, &c. See Bar.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
See aircraft arresting barrier.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A strong wooden rail, supported by stanchions extending as a fence across the foremost part of the quarter-deck, on the top of which some of the seamen's hammocks are usually stowed in time of battle. In a vessel of war the vacant spaces between the stanchions are commonly filled with rope-mats, cork, or pieces of old cable; and the upper part, which contains a double rope-netting above the sail, is stuffed with full hammocks to intercept small shot in the time of battle. Also, a temporary fortification or fence made with abatis, palisades, or any obstacles, to bar the approach of an enemy by a given avenue.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
An obstruction formed in streets, avenues, etc., so as to block up access to an enemy. They are generally formed of overturned wagons, carriages, large stones, breastworks, abatis, or other obstacles at hand.
The numerical value of barricade in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of barricade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of barricade in a Sentence
This incident is being treated as a barricade at this time. There is no credible information that there is a second suspect.
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- блокирам, барикадирам, барикадаBulgarian
- Barrikade, verbarrikadierenGerman
- barrikadi, katusulkuFinnish
- barricade, barricaderFrench
- barrikadeNorwegian Nynorsk
- barrikadere, blokkere, barrikadeNorwegian
- ограждение, забаррикадировать, блокировать, баррикада, баррикадировать, заблокироватьRussian
- barrikadera, barrikad, blockeraSwedish
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