roadblock


road·block

noun \-ˌbläk\

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

: something that stops progress

Full Definition of ROADBLOCK

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
:  an obstruction in a road
3
:  something that blocks progress or prevents accomplishment of an objective
roadblock transitive verb

Examples of ROADBLOCK

  1. That's the one roadblock to the plan.
  2. roadblocks on the path to success

First Known Use of ROADBLOCK

1940

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