blockading blockading  /b ˌlɑ ˈkeɪ dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) blocking entrance to and exit from seaports and harbors

Usage(s):

  1. He says enough men can just lift the few blockading cars out of the way.
  2. During their 192-day protest campaign, the PAD paralyzed Thailand, blockading the capital's two airports for eight days and besieging the Prime Minister's office complex for months.
  3. And this week's blockading fishermen got a promise of $66 million in government loans to ride out the rough economic seas.

News

  • "I Voted For Change": Over 20 Arrested as KXL Protests Target Obama

    Over 20 anti-Keystone protesters were arrested Monday morning for blockading the doors to a Chicago federal building as part of newly launched call to action that declares "if you don't act, I will." The demonstration was the first action organized by the group No KXL who are launching a civil disobedience campaign aimed directly at President Obama and his pending decision to permit construction ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CommonDreams.org

Quotes

  1. Morello says he made his exit by sea in a dramatic escape: "After my set, I had to escape via small boat to the Baltic Sea. There were police boats blockading the entrance to the festival and we snuck out under cover of darkness."
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Tom Morello Source: Blabbermouth.net

  2. "The result must be an effective blockading of the Philadelphi Route, with supervision and follow-ups," added Olmert, referring to the border area between Gaza and Egypt where Gazan militants have allegedly been smuggling weapons through tunnels.
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Xinhua

  3. "I will only accept the invitation if the agreements are observed and visible steps are taken, that is, I will go to Turkey if the border is open or if we are on the threshold of Armenia's de-blockading," emphasized Sargsyan on Tuesday in a...
    on Jul 29, 2009 By: Serzh Sarkisian Source: ArmeniaNow.com

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