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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bar`ri*cade"
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  1. [Mil] A fortification, made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the progress or attack of an enemy. It is usually an obstruction formed in streets to block an enemy's access.
  2. Any bar, obstruction, or means of defense."Such a barricade as would greatly annoy, or absolutely stop, the currents of the atmosphere." [Derham.]

Etymology: F. barricade, fr. Sp. barricada, orig. a barring up with casks; fr. barrica cask, perh. fr. LL. barra bar. See Bar (n.), and cf. Barrel (n.)

verb Bar`ri*cade"
To fortify or close with a barricade or with barricades; to stop up, as a passage; to obstruct; as, the workmen barricaded the streets of Paris.

Etymology: Cf. F. barricader. See Barricade (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy ("they stormed the barricade")
  2. A barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
  3. Block off with barricades
  4. Prevent access to by barricading ("The street where the President lives is always barricaded")
  5. Render unsuitable for passage ("barricade the streets")
Wiktionary

Borrowed from French barricade.

  1. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence
  2. An obstacle, barrier, or bulwark.
  3. (figuratively, in the plural) A place of confrontation.

barricade was also found in the following language(s): French

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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