barricade - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a temporary structure that is built across a road, gate, or door to prevent people from getting through

    a barricade of burning tyres

  2. 2
    used for talking about a situation in which people use determined methods to protest about something or achieve something they believe in

    Residents were ready to go to the barricades to fight the school closure.