barricaded

adjective
bar·​ri·​cad·​ed | \ ˈber-ə-ˌkā-dəd How to pronounce barricaded (audio) , ˈba-rə-; ˌber-ə-ˈkā-, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of barricaded

: protected or blocked by a barricade a barricaded building a barricaded street/door

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The most unequal country in the world, South Africa is already home to barricaded islands of wealth no different from his own estate, Roodt notes; a state-proof economic system that connects those islands is inevitable. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Inside an All-White Town’s Divisive Experiment With Cryptocurrency," 6 June 2019 An honor guard marched across a barricaded road and raised the Chinese flag as the national anthem played. Ken Moritsugu, USA TODAY, "US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 'smears' China on 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square protests," 4 June 2019 Orange County deputies are currently in a standoff with a barricaded suspect near Baldwin Park. Jeff Weiner, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deputies in standoff with barricaded suspect near Baldwin Park," 5 June 2018 The city's Department of Neighborhood Services said a structural engineer will evaluate the building to determine its structural integrity and that the area around the building would remain barricaded. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Video captures building facade collapse at North Ave. and King Drive," 1 June 2018 The most crucial videos showed civilian protesters in helmets and winter jackets facing off against masked riflemen who had taken up barricaded shooting positions. Mattathias Schwartz, New York Times, "Who Killed the Kiev Protesters? A 3-D Model Holds the Clues," 30 May 2018 In Troy, police were involved in a standoff with a 30-year-old barricaded gunman at a home on Brooklawn Drive. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound in Woodhaven apartment complex," 20 Feb. 2018 For some members of the Cobb County PD, the killing may have carried an additional lesson: In a barricaded subject situation, avoid unnecessary risks. Aaron Gell, Longreads, "Did Brian Easley Have to Die?," 9 Apr. 2018 New buildings along that block are largely finished, but remain barricaded while interior tenant improvements are being made and some exterior work is completed. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Downtown Macy’s front doors reopen after three years of construction blockage | The Sacramento Bee," 6 Apr. 2018

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1603, in the meaning defined above

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