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bar•ri•cade(ˈbær ɪˌkeɪd, ˌbær ɪˈkeɪd)
n., v. -cad•ed, -cad•ing. n.
1. a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy.
2. any barrier that obstructs passage.v.t.
3. to obstruct or block with a barricade.
4. to shut in and defend with or as if with a barricade.
[1585–95; < French, <barrique barrel]
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