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noun road·block \-ˌbläk\

Simple Definition of roadblock

  • : a place where police or military officers stop drivers especially in order to examine vehicles

  • : something that stops progress

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of roadblock

  1. 1 a :  a barricade often with traps or mines for holding up an enemy at a point on a road covered by fire b :  a road barricade set up especially by law enforcement officers

  2. 2 :  an obstruction in a road

  3. 3 :  something that blocks progress or prevents accomplishment of an objective

roadblock

transitive verb

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roadblock

noun road·block

Legal Definition of roadblock

  1. :  a road barricade set up by law enforcement officers especially for the purpose of detecting criminal activity




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