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barricade

[ bar-i-keyd, bar-i-keyd ]
/ 藞b忙r 瑟藢ke瑟d, 藢b忙r 瑟藞ke瑟d /
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noun
a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy.
any barrier that obstructs passage.
verb (used with object), bar路ri路cad路ed, bar路ri路cad路ing.
to obstruct or block with a barricade: barricading the streets to prevent an attack.
to shut in and defend with or as if with a barricade: The rebels had barricaded themselves in the old city.
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Origin of barricade

1585鈥95; <French, equivalent to barriquebarrel (<Gascon ) + -ade-ade1; early barricades in Paris were often composed of barrels

synonym study for barricade

1. See bar1.

OTHER WORDS FROM barricade

bar路ri路cad路er, nounun路bar路ri路cade, verb (used with object), un路bar路ri路cad路ed, un路bar路ri路cad路ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for barricade

barricade
/ (藢b忙r瑟藞ke瑟d, 藞b忙r瑟藢ke瑟d) /

noun
a barrier for defence, esp one erected hastily, as during street fighting
verb (tr)
to erect a barricade across (an entrance, passageway, etc) or at points of access to (a room, district of a town, etc)they barricaded the door
(usually passive) to obstruct; blockhis mind was barricaded against new ideas

Derived forms of barricade

barricader, noun

Word Origin for barricade

C17: from Old French, from barriquer to barricade, from barrique a barrel, from Spanish barrica, from barril barrel
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