WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
bar•ri•cade /ˈbærɪˌkeɪd/USA pronunciation n., v., -cad•ed, -cad•ing.
n. [countable] a barrier of large objects, intended to stop an enemy:a barricade of overturned buses.
v. [+ object] to block with a barricade. to shut in with or as if with a barricade: He barricaded himself behind a folding screen.

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

'barricade' also found in these entries:

Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App
Report an inappropriate ad.