barricade barricade  /ˈbæ rə ˌkeɪd/


  1. (n) a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
  2. (n) a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
  3. (v) render unsuitable for passage
  4. (v) prevent access to by barricading
  5. (v) block off with barricades


  1. The Berlin Wall: A Pictorial History A defecting East German soldier, Conrad Schuman, leaps over a barbed wire barricade into West Berlin on August 15, 1961.
  2. They sought to break down the barricade by backing against it a ponderous auto-street sweeper.
  3. Moments after a school bell rings out, there is a grating sound as a tall, metal barricade is rolled into place.


  1. Unions give lift to Turkish protest movement

    FILE - In this Saturday, June 15, 2013, file photo, Protesters man a barricade near Gezi park,... FILE - In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013, file photo, a masked protester is backdropped by a... People carry the coffin of Ethem Sarisuluk, one of five people killed during the recent...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  2. Unions give lift to Turkish anti-gov't protests

    FILE - In this Saturday, June 15, 2013, file photo, Protesters man a barricade near Gezi park, in Istanbul.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  3. Md. Man Charged After Barricade

    St. Mary's County deputies arrested a 19-year-old man following a barricade and charged him with firearms, destruction of property and drug offenses.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WUSA 9 Washington, D.C.

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  1. "But," Yaalon added, "we have to understand that although we are trying to shake the Palestinians off our backs they refuse to do so and stab us instead. We shouldn't fool ourselves. We live in the Middle East. We cannot barricade ourselves behind...
    on Jul 6, 2006 By: Moshe Yaalon Source: Israel Hasbara Committee (subscription)

  2. "At least 40 were killed and 120 injured in the stampeded that was caused by the breaking of a barricade that was built to control the devotees," State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said.
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Gulab Chand Kataria Source: (blog)

  3. "Neither my son, nor anybody from our side created a nuisance ...... We simply asked the policemen present at the barricade to allow my son to pass .............. It is false that my son or those with him damaged the police tent," Rabri said.
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Rabri Devi Source: Hindu

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