[bar-i-keyd, bar-i-keyd]
a defensive barrier hastily constructed, as in a street, to stop an enemy.
any barrier that obstructs passage.
verb (used with object), barricaded, barricading.
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.

1585–95; < French, equivalent to barrique barrel (< Gascon) + -ade -ade1; early barricades in Paris were often composed of barrels

barricader, noun
unbarricade, verb (used with object), unbarricaded, unbarricading.

1. See bar1. 4. fortify. Unabridged
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barricade (ˌbærɪˈkeɪd, ˈbærɪˌkeɪd)
1.  a barrier for defence, esp one erected hastily, as during street fighting
2.  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
3.  (usually passive) to obstruct; block: his mind was barricaded against new ideas
[C17: from Old French, from barriquer to barricade, from barrique a barrel, from Spanish barrica, from barrilbarrel]

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Word Origin & History

1590s, from M.Fr. barricader "to barricade" (1550s), from barrique "barrel," from Sp. barrica "barrel," from baril (see barrel). Extended to "improvised rampart" in 1588 Huguenot riots in Paris, when large barrels filled with earth and stones were set up in the streets. The
noun is attested from 1640s, earlier barricado (1580s).
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Example sentences
They are barricaded in their house with school and workplaces closed.
Campers were ordered to leave state parks, freeway rest areas were barricaded,
  and several drawbridges were left up.
They barricaded the storefronts with bamboo scaffolding.
Barricaded in her office several times, she finally called the police.
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