a) A temporary structure that is built across a road, gate, or door to prevent people from getting through
b) Shut (someone) into a place by blocking all the entrances.
Synonyms: barrier, wall, fence
Ex: The students have barricaded themselves into their dormitory building
Ex: barricading the streets to prevent an attack.
Ex: Turn their phone to silent and barricade themselves in before calling police.
Ex: Person charged after trying to jump WH barricade
Ex: A Man Jumped Through a Barricade to Snatch
Ex: The police barricaded the crime scene.
Ex: Stood behind the barricades watching the parade.
Ex: They barricaded the streets with sacks of sand.
Ex: Police fired tear gas and pepper spray, and some protesters set fires to create barricades between themselves and officers.
Ex: Officers surrounded the building and closed nearby streets as the man barricaded himself inside a room.
Ex: Barricades will be in place to keep vigil-goers away from the fire scene.
Ex: The streets near the court were lined with police buses and barricades.
Ex: Thinking he was barricaded inside, investigators got a search warrant and entered the home.
Ex: He ran into a nearby home and barricaded himself inside.
Ex: The group quickly attacked the police barricades, then began shooting firecrackers at the building.