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
Recent Examples of roadblock from the Web
Excel Academy is an alternative school in the 1000 block of W. Saratoga St. in Poppleton that serves students with behavioral problems, as well as youths and young adults whose lives have hit other roadblocks like pregnancy or homelessness.
Nemanja Nikolic's insatiable appetite suddenly stumbled upon a digestive roadblock.
Indeed, another study found that only 3 percent of participants considered potential roadblocks during the planning process.
A bipartisan team of Florida congressmen proposes removing congressional roadblocks to building reservoirs, pollution filtering marshes and other Everglades restoration projects.
On the retail side, arch-rival Walmart is the main potential roadblock to Amazon’s continued growth.
Mortgage discrimination lawsuits filed by Los Angeles against Bank of America and Wells Fargo & Co. have hit a roadblock, with a federal appeals court saying the cases spurred by last decade’s housing bust lack merit.
In Peshawar, protesters took to the streets for the third day of rallies and roadblocks, said police official Nasir Khan.
An unexpected expense or roadblock that comes up Monday will be majorly annoying.
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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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