- a barrier for defence, esp one erected hastily, as during street fighting
- to erect a barricade across (an entrance, passageway, etc) or at points of access to (a room, district of a town, etc)
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.
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barricade /ˌbærɪˈkeɪd; ˈbærɪˌkeɪd/ n
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