a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy.
any barrier that obstructs passage.
to obstruct or block with a barricade:
barricading the streets to prevent an attack.
to shut in and defend with or as if with a barricade:
The rebels had barricaded themselves in the old city.
The most radical activists began pushing and rocking a bus that had barricaded the way to the Parliament building.
Ukraine Mobs Set Policemen On Fire Anna Nemtsova January 18, 2014
Some subway exits in Causeway Bay, a major shopping district, were barricaded.
Is Hong Kong Tiananmen 2.0? Brendon Hong September 28, 2014
For a while, they barricaded the entrance to the American headquarters of Deutsche Bank.
Occupy Wall Street Flexes Its Muscle With Massive Protest Michelle Goldberg November 16, 2011
They barricaded themselves in the unfinished two-story home.
Did Israel Execute Jihadists in Gaza? Jesse Rosenfeld September 6, 2014
There is now a barricaded protestor checkpoint near the salon, which guards the rear entrance to the City Parliament Building.
Slouching Towards Maidan: An American Hair-Trader Reflects On Ukraine’s Protests Vijai Maheshwari December 14, 2013
The Park gate was closed and barricaded, but was forced by the military.
The Impeachment of The House of Brunswick Charles Bradlaugh
Darians have barricaded themselves in the control-rooms of most if not all your ships.
Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
The door at the front I soon padlocked on the outside, and barricaded within, leaving the back door as the only entrance.
The Trail of a Sourdough May Kellogg Sullivan
So he barricaded his end by sitting on it, and said triumphantly: “My hat, if you please.”
The Manxman Hall Caine
He was at first, as Dr. Bowditch told us, ‘barricaded in his shop on Cambridge street.’
The Underground Railroad William Still
a barrier for defence, esp one erected hastily, as during street fighting
to erect a barricade across (an entrance, passageway, etc) or at points of access to (a room, district of a town, etc): they barricaded the door
(usually passive) to obstruct; block: his mind was barricaded against new ideas
1590s, from Middle French barricader “to barricade” (1550s), from barrique “barrel,” from Spanish barrica “barrel,” from baril (see barrel). Revolutionary associations began during 1588 Huguenot riots in Paris, when large barrels filled with earth and stones were set up in the streets. Related: Barricaded; barricading.
1640s, from barricade (v.). Earlier was barricado (1580s) with false Spanish ending (see -ado).
a barricade. to barricade. Historical Examples The Doctor falls down before the barricado, and is stretched all his hapless length fainting on the floor. Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 John Wilson I renounce your defiance; if you parley so roughly, I’ll barricado my gates against you. A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume […]
Sir James M(atthew) 1860–1937, Scottish novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto. Historical Examples Barrie said softly, looking out of the open window at the purple night, purple as heather. The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson They were just rising from breakfast when […]
anything built or serving to bar passage, as a railing, fence, or the like: People may pass through the barrier only when their train is announced. any natural bar or obstacle: a mountain barrier. anything that restrains or obstructs progress, access, etc.: a trade barrier. a limit or boundary of any kind: the barriers of […]
- Barrier beach
a sand ridge that rises slightly above the surface of the sea and runs roughly parallel to the shore, from which it is separated by a lagoon. Historical Examples Eastward the barrier beach was looming stark and black against a growing greenish pallor in the sky. The Destroying Angel Louis Joseph Vance At the time […]