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barricade


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barricade  \Bar`ri*cade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Barricaded};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Barricading}.]  [Cf.  F.  barricader.  See 
  {Barricade},  n.] 
  To  fortify  or  close  with  a  barricade  or  with  barricades;  to 
  stop  up  as  a  passage;  to  obstruct;  as  the  workmen 
  barricaded  the  streets  of  Paris. 
 
  The  further  end  whereof  [a  bridge]  was  barricaded  with 
  barrels.  --Hakluyt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barricade  \Bar`ri*cade"\,  n.  [F.  barricade,  fr  Sp  barricada, 
  orig.  a  barring  up  with  casks;  fr  barrica  cask,  perh.  fr 
  LL  barra  bar.  See  {Bar},  n.,  and  cf  {Barrel},  n.] 
  1.  (Mil.)  A  fortification,  made  in  haste,  of  trees,  earth, 
  palisades,  wagons,  or  anything  that  will  obstruct  the 
  progress  or  attack  of  an  enemy.  It  is  usually  an 
  obstruction  formed  in  streets  to  block  an  enemy's  access 
 
  2.  Any  bar,  obstruction,  or  means  of  defense. 
 
  Such  a  barricade  as  would  greatly  annoy,  or 
  absolutely  stop,  the  currents  of  the  atmosphere. 
  --Derham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barricade 
  n  1:  a  barrier  set  up  by  police  to  stop  traffic  on  a  street  or 
  road  in  order  to  catch  a  fugitive  or  inspect  traffic 
  etc  [syn:  {roadblock}] 
  2:  a  barrier  (usually  thrown  up  hastily  so  as  to  impede  the 
  advance  of  an  enemy);  "they  enemy  stormed  the  barricade" 
  v  1:  render  unsuitable  for  passage;  "block  the  way";  "barricade 
  the  streets"  [syn:  {block},  {blockade},  {block  off},  {block 
  up},  {bar}] 
  2:  prevent  access  to  by  barricading;  "The  street  where  the 
  President  lives  is  always  barricaded" 
  3:  block  off  with  barricades  [syn:  {barricado}] 




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