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

Examples of barricaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back in the barricaded room with McConnell aides, one staffer began snapping photos through a window. Karoun Demirjian, Star Tribune, "How barricaded lawmakers and aides sounded urgent pleas for help as police lost control," 10 Jan. 2021 Back in the barricaded room with McConnell aides, one staffer began snapping photos through a window. Anchorage Daily News, "How barricaded lawmakers and aides sounded urgent pleas for help as police lost control," 10 Jan. 2021 Residents who access reopened areas are asked to avoid barricaded locations. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday traffic: Fatal crash closes I-5 north near 99W," 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, "Merchants find path back after looting in north Minneapolis," 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, "In a town of two nations, Belgian bars are shuttered. Dutch pubs will soon be open across the street," 15 May 2020 At all points of transit, along barricaded highways, at building entries, and in stores, citizens were compelled to undergo fever checks, often several times a day. Laurie Garrett, The New Republic, "How Trump and Xi set the stage for the coronavirus pandemic," 2 Apr. 2020 Authorities responded to a barricaded person call Saturday at around 6 p.m. in the 8600 block of Las Vegas Court. Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Dallas News, "1 man injured after attempting to burn down Fort Worth apartment building, police say," 16 Feb. 2020 Exchange students preparing to leave the city drag suitcases down the barricaded access road. Washington Post, "Behind the barricade, Hong Kong protesters turn a university into a fortress," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of barricaded

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Barricaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barricaded. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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