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barricade

[′bar·ə‚kād]
(engineering)
Structure composed essentially of concrete, earth, metal, or wood, or any combination thereof, and so constructed as to reduce or confine the blast effect and fragmentation of an explosion.

Barricade

 

an artificial obstacle of logs, sandbags, rocks, trees, and other materials at hand piled up across streets, roads, near bridges, on mountain passes, and so on. Barricades were used in the 13th and 14th centuries in the defense of Moscow, Riazan’, Vladimir, and other cities from the Mongol-Tatar hordes, in 1611 during the defense of Moscow from Polish invaders, and in the 17th and 18th centuries during the peasant wars led by Stepan Razin and Emel’ian Pugachev. Barricades were widely used during uprisings of the proletariat in Paris in 1827, 1830,1832, and 1834; in Brussels in 1830; in Lyon in 1834; in Prague and Berlin in 1848; and in Dresden in 1849. During the Paris Commune of 1871 bitter battles were fought on the barricades.

During the 1905 Revolution and the Great October Socialist Revolution in Russia the people in revolt used barricades widely in the fight against the tsarist troops. They were built on many streets of Moscow. During the Civil War of 1918–20 and the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45, barricades were built during the conduct of combat operations for certain cities.

M. G. ZHDANOV

barricade

An obstruction to deter the passage of persons or vehicles.
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Without any information, officials just barricaded the area.
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He pointed at embassies, intelligence offices, attorney generals office, the Supreme Court and the parliament itself as the most barricaded facilities.
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Before it was barricaded, Ledra Street was nearly a kilometre long, and reflecting the ethnic demographics, its partition left some 800 metres on the Greek Cypriot side and the remainder north of the dividing line.
The other man barricaded himself for several hours before surrendering to police in the evening, Lopez said.
Firefighters had to remove a bedroom door in a children's home after two youngsters barricaded themselves in.
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Outside the meeting David Hanley and Andrew Spence, leaders of Farmers for Action, said they would stand with farmers who barricaded their gates.
A riot broke out last night at a prison after more than 30 prisoners refused to go back to their cells, barricaded themselves into their wing, and started a number of small fires.