WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
bar•ri•cade /ˈbærɪˌkeɪd/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -cad•ed, -cad•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. a barrier of large objects, intended to stop an enemy:a barricade of overturned buses.

v. [+ object]
  1. to block with a barricade.
  2. to shut in with or as if with a barricade: He barricaded himself behind a folding screen.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
bar•ri•cade  (bari kād′, bar′i kād),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -cad•ed, -cad•ing. 
  1. a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy.
  2. any barrier that obstructs passage.

  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.
barri•cad′er, n. 
  • Gascon) + -ade -ade1; early barricades in Paris were often composed of barrels
  • French, equivalent. to barrique barrel (
  • 1585–95
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  bar 1.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fortify.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

barricade /ˌbærɪˈkeɪd; ˈbærɪˌkeɪd/ n
  1. a barrier for defence, esp one erected hastily, as during street fighting
vb (transitive)
  1. to erect a barricade across (an entrance, passageway, etc) or at points of access to (a room, district of a town, etc)
Etymology: 17th Century: from Old French, from barriquer to barricade, from barrique a barrel, from Spanish barrica, from barril barrel

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