Definition of roadblock
1a : a barricade often with traps or mines for holding up an enemy at a point on a road covered by fireb : 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
ROADBLOCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of roadblock for English Language Learners
: a place where police or military officers stop drivers especially in order to examine vehicles
: something that stops progress
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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