roadblock

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noun road·block \ -ˌbläk \

Definition of roadblock

1 a :a barricade often with traps or mines for holding up an enemy at a point on a road covered by fire
b :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

roadblock

transitive verb

Examples of roadblock in a Sentence

  1. That's the one roadblock to the plan.

  2. roadblocks on the path to success

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First Known Use of roadblock

1913


ROADBLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

roadblock

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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


Law Dictionary

roadblock

noun road·block

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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