an obstruction placed across a road
, especially of barricades or police cars, for halting or hindering traffic, as to facilitate the capture of a pursued car or inspection for safety violations.
an obstruction on a road
, as a fallen tree or a pile of fallen rocks.
a hastily built barricade, as of barbed wire, erected across a road
to hold up the advance of an enemy.
an action, condition, etc., that obstructs progress toward an objective: Nationalism is a roadblock to European unity.
verb (used with object)
to halt or obstruct with or as if with a roadblock.