WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
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.


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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