verb (used with object), bar·ri·cad·ed, bar·ri·cad·ing.
- barrett, elizabeth,
- barrie, j. m.,
- barrier beach
Origin of barricade
Examples from the Web for barricade
(Rioters) were building a barricade across Winchester Street and looking for material.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival|Melanie Plenda|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In front of the City Hall building hundreds of tires have been piled up to form a barricade that is manned by yet more masked men.Pro-Russian Protestors in Ukraine Dream of Soviet Glory Days|David Patrikarakos|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They made a barricade of metal junk and acted as human shields to stop the train proceeding.
They pushed their way past the barricade and found Zimmerman, who appeared by that point to have shed his aggression.
Lanier suggested that the incident was not the result of somebody mistakenly driving into a barricade and then panicking.What Pushed Miriam Carey to a Capitol Hill Tragedy?|Michael Daly|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These reflections occupied his mind during the seconds in which he turned from his contemplation of the barricade.Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
The colonel awaited him at the barricade with the greatest anxiety.Stoneheart|Gustave Aimard
But some article of furniture had been placed against it inside, as a barricade.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
The Mexican realized that he had either to abandon the barricade or submit to be smoked out.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
The Afridis at once pulled down the barricade from the front gate, and the tribesmen swarmed in.A Soldier's Daughter|G. A. Henty
Word Origin for barricade
1590s, from Middle French barricader "to barricade" (1550s), from barrique "barrel," from Spanish barrica "barrel," from baril (see barrel). Revolutionary associations began during 1588 Huguenot riots in Paris, when large barrels filled with earth and stones were set up in the streets. Related: Barricaded; barricading.