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

Examples of barricaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditionally, a barricaded suspect buys the police time to set up a perimeter and call a SWAT team, which could take 20 minutes to arrive. Jacques Billeaud And Terry Tang, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2022 The call for a barricaded suspect initially came in at 9:30 a.m., while the shots fired call was reported around 3:25 p.m., police said., 9 Nov. 2021 The altercation was an early moment in the siege where Trump supporters were able to make it past one barricaded section of the grounds, according to court records. Hannah Rabinowitz And Katelyn Polantz, CNN, 4 June 2021 Back in the barricaded room with McConnell aides, one staffer began snapping photos through a window. Karoun Demirjian, Star Tribune, 10 Jan. 2021 Back in the barricaded room with McConnell aides, one staffer began snapping photos through a window. Anchorage Daily News, 10 Jan. 2021 Residents who access reopened areas are asked to avoid barricaded locations. oregonlive, 22 Sep. 2020 Unlike the Lake Street corridor, where hundreds of storefronts remain barricaded and property owners complain of living in a war zone, West Broadway doesn’t look much different from before the riots. Jeffrey Meitrodt, Star Tribune, 19 Sep. 2020 For now, local roads across the Dutch-Belgian border a short drive from Baarle remain barricaded with concrete blocks. Mick Krever, CNN, 15 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of barricaded

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Barricaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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