Meaning of barricade

bar•ri•cade

Pronunciation: (bar'i-kād", bar"i-kād'), [key]
— n., v., -cad•ed, -cad•ing.
—n.
  1. a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy.
  2. any barrier that obstructs passage.
—v.t.
  1. to obstruct or block with a barricade: barricading the streets to prevent an attack.
  2. to shut in and defend with or as if with a barricade: The rebels had barricaded themselves in the old city.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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