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bar·ri·cade

 (băr′ĭ-kād′, băr′ĭ-kād′)
n.
1.
a. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent. See Synonyms at bulwark.
b. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances: stood behind the barricades watching the parade.
2. Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier: "One of those wild minds who saw bridges where others saw barricades" (Patricia Monaghan).
tr.v. bar·ri·cad·ed, bar·ri·cad·ing, bar·ri·cades
1. To close off or block with a barricade.
2. To shut (oneself) in by means of a barricade, as for protection or privacy.

[French, from barrique, barrel, from Old Provençal barrica, from Vulgar Latin *barrīca; see embargo.]

bar′ri·cad′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barricaded - preventing entry or exit or a course of actionbarricaded - preventing entry or exit or a course of action; "a barricaded street"; "barred doors"; "the blockaded harbor"
obstructed - shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice"
References in classic literature ?
The opening by means of which we were to reach the outside was barricaded with a few large fragments which did not by any means close it entirely; but through the apertures thus left no large animal could gain ingress.
I immediately alarmed all the rest, and nothing was thought of but how to save ourselves and the little goods we had, when, to our great astonishment, we found one of the doors barricaded in such a manner that we could not open it.
A French officer, returning from the advanced detachment, rode up to Murat and reported that the gates of the citadel had been barricaded and that there was probably an ambuscade there.
The King of the Romans took refuge within an old mill, and here it was that Norman of Torn found him barricaded.
They came on till they were within half-shot of our little wood, when we fired one musket without ball, and called to them in the Russian tongue to know what they wanted, and bade them keep off; but they came on with a double fury up to the wood-side, not imagining we were so barricaded that they could not easily break in.
The travellers defended themselves bravely; some of the cars were barricaded, and sustained a siege, like moving forts, carried along at a speed of a hundred miles an hour.
The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday took notice of roads being barricaded near the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) headquarters.
Some local residents, living in the barricaded streets, can't bring their vehicles near their homes.
On one hand, billions of rupees have been spent on constructing fly-over and expansion of roads to facilitate smooth flow of traffic, but putting barricaded roads is a permanent hurdle for traffickers, he said.