barricade


1bar·ri·cade

verb \ˈber-ə-ˌkād, ˈba-rə-, ˌber-ə-ˈ, ˌba-rə-ˈ\

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

bar·ri·cad·edbar·ri·cad·ing

Full Definition of BARRICADE

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

Related to BARRICADE

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2barricade

noun

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

Full Definition of BARRICADE

1
a :  an obstruction or rampart thrown up across a way or passage to check the advance of the enemy
b :  barrier 1a
2
:  barrier 3, obstacle
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

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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