Simple Definition of roadblock
: 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
Examples of roadblock in a sentence
That's the one roadblock to the plan.
roadblocks on the path to success
First Known Use of roadblock
Legal Definition of roadblock
: a road barricade set up by law enforcement officers especially for the purpose of detecting criminal activity
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