Definition of barricade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbærɪˈkeɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbærɪˈkeɪd//
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a line of objects placed across a road, etc. to stop people from getting past The police stormed the barricades the demonstrators had put up. a barricade made of doors, chairs and broken tables Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, from barrique ‘cask’, from Spanish barrica; related to barrel (barrels often being used to build barricades).Extra examples Students built a barricade against the police. The army used tanks to storm the barricades. The protesters formed a human barricade. The two sides watched each other over the barricades. There were six miners manning the barricades. a barricade across the main road a barricade of wooden benches fighting from behind their barricades
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