bar·​ri·​cad·​ed ˈber-ə-ˌkā-dəd How to pronounce barricaded (audio)
: protected or blocked by a barricade
a barricaded building
a barricaded street/door

Examples of barricaded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suspect remains barricaded inside the home and has continued to fire from the location, Smith said. Eric Levenson, CNN, 14 Feb. 2024 On Tuesday, police used tear gas, detained a number of farmers and heavily barricaded border points to block the protesters from entering New Delhi. Krutika Pathi, Quartz, 13 Feb. 2024 Minute by minute and step by step, the report traces how police officers first arrived at the school but quickly retreated in the face of gunfire, deciding to treat a gunman in a room with dozens of children as a barricaded suspect and wait for backup. Mark Berman, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2024 Babbitt was climbing through the broken window of a barricaded door to the Speaker’s Lobby when she was shot. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Jan. 2024 However, one of the new fissures opened entirely within the barricaded area, according to Icelandic broadcaster RUV. Catherine Duncan, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Jan. 2024 But Moore agreed with a majority of the review board, which faulted Bracamontes and Guerrero for failing to recognize this as a barricaded suspect situation. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2023 Officials said several intersections are barricaded and traffic will not be allowed through. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 17 Dec. 2023 At thousands of branch offices around the country, workers tore down the iron bars and glass partitions that utilities had inherited from bank designs, and replaced these barricaded offices with new open and inviting layouts. TIME, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barricaded was in 1603

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“Barricaded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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