- a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy.
- any barrier that obstructs passage.
- 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.
Origin of barricade
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Examples from the Web for barricaded
Some subway exits in Causeway Bay, a major shopping district, were barricaded.Is Hong Kong Tiananmen 2.0?
September 29, 2014
They barricaded themselves in the unfinished two-story home.Did Israel Execute Jihadists in Gaza?
September 7, 2014
The threat has been greeted with derision here around the barricaded city hall festooned with Russian and Soviet flags.Pro-Russian Protesters in East Ukraine Laugh at Kiev’s Threats
April 9, 2014
The most radical activists began pushing and rocking a bus that had barricaded the way to the Parliament building.Ukraine Mobs Set Policemen On Fire
January 19, 2014
We sat in downtown Fallujah, in a barricaded city council meeting room.Their Fight…But Our Legacy: The New Battle for Fallujah
John Kael Weston
January 12, 2014
Gervaise, feeling uneasy at some of his glances, barricaded herself in at night.L'Assommoir
Darians have barricaded themselves in the control-rooms of most if not all your ships.Pariah Planet
All the shops were shut, and many of them were barricaded within and without.The Eternal City
So he barricaded his end by sitting on it, and said triumphantly: "My hat, if you please."The Manxman
Entering the cellar, he pulled the door to and barricaded it.
- a barrier for defence, esp one erected hastily, as during street fighting
- 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
Word Origin and History for barricaded
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.