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barricade

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verb bar·ri·cade \ˈber-ə-ˌkād, ˈba-rə-, ˌber-ə-ˈ, ˌba-rə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of barricade

  • : to block (something) so that people or things cannot enter or leave

Full Definition of barricade

bar·ri·cad·edbar·ri·cad·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to block off or stop up with a barricade <barricade a street>

  3. 2 :  to prevent access to by means of a barricade

Examples of barricade

  1. The police barricaded the crime scene.

  2. <the city barricaded the flooded streets>



Origin of barricade

2barricade


First Known Use: 1592


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barricade

noun bar·ri·cade

Simple Definition of barricade

  • : a temporary wall, fence, or similar structure that is built to prevent people from entering a place or area

Full Definition of barricade

  1. 1 a :  an obstruction or rampart thrown up across a way or passage to check the advance of the enemy b :  barrier 1a

  2. 2 :  barrier 3, obstacle

  3. 3 plural :  a field of combat or dispute

Examples of barricade

  1. The enemy broke through the barricade.

  2. Police erected barricades to keep the crowds from approaching the crime scene.



Origin of barricade

French, from Middle French, from barriquer to barricade, from barrique barrel


First Known Use: 1642



BARRICADE Defined for Kids

1

barricade

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verb bar·ri·cade \ˈber-ə-ˌkād\

Definition of barricade

bar·ri·cad·edbar·ri·cad·ing

  1. :  to block off with a temporary barrier




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barricade

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noun bar·ri·cade

Definition of barricade

  1. :  a temporary barrier for protection against attack or for blocking the way





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