The definition of a barricade is a barrier that stops the progress of something.noun
An example of a barricade is a large brick wall preventing people from entering a fortress.
Barricade means to put up a barrier to shut something in or out.verb
An example of barricade is to build a dam to hold back water from flowing.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a barrier thrown up hastily for defense, as in street fighting
- any barrier or obstruction
Origin: Fr < It barricata, pp. of barricare, to fortify (< ? Fr or Sp barrica, barrel, akin to barrel: from use of casks as barriers
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- A structure set up across a route of access to obstruct the passage of an enemy.
- Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier. See Synonyms at bulwark.
- To close off or block with a barricade.
- To keep in or out by means of a barricade.
Origin: French, from barrique, barrel, from Old Provençal barrica, from Vulgar Latin *barrīca; see embargo.
- barˈri·cadˌer noun