a shantytown section on the outskirts of a large city in latin america.

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    a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy. any barrier that obstructs p-ssage. 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. contemporary examples […]

  • Barricado

    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 […]

  • Barrier beach

    a sand ridge that rises slightly above the surface of the sea and runs roughly parallel to the sh-r-, 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 […]

  • Barrier cream

    noun a cream used to protect the skin, esp the hands, from dirt and from the action of oils or solvents

  • Barrier island

    a broadened barrier beach, habitable in places, that provides a measure of protection for the mainland, as during hurricanes and tidal waves. historical examples this species has not been reported previously from the barrier island of tamaulipas. vertebrates from the barrier island of tamaulipas, mxico robert k selander this subspecies is presumably confined in distribution […]

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