When people want to protect themselves or their property, they might erect barriers. These barriers can be anything from fences to walls.

  • The protesters erected barricades to keep the police from entering their area.

  • The mayor put up barricades to keep the protesters from entering the city.

Definition of barricades


a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.




render unsuitable for passage


bar, block, block off, block up, blockade, stop


block off with barricades




a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy


prevent access to by barricading

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Example Sentences for barricades

  • 1

    The students build a barricade in the street.

  • 2

    They must stay behind the barricade.

  • 3

    Marius is the only survivor from the barricade.

  • 4

    The info on the screen says barricade malfunction.

  • 5

    The mob passed by after seeing the barricade.

  • 6

    The policemen at the barricade ran to the passenger side.

  • 7

    There the leading citizens barricaded themselves in the granary.

  • 8

    Barricade is the commander of the team and pushes the other members.

  • 9

    It was its futile attempt to wangle through the barricade.

  • 10

    In 1848, he fought in the barricades in the French uprising.