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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bar·ri·cade /ˈbærəˌked, ˌbærəˈ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bar·ri·cade n.
 1. Mil. A fortification, made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the progress or attack of an enemy. It is usually an obstruction formed in streets to block an enemy's access.
 2. Any bar, obstruction, or means of defense.
    Such a barricade as would greatly annoy, or absolutely stop, the currents of the atmosphere.   --Derham.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bar·ri·cade, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Barricaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Barricading.]  To fortify or close with a barricade or with barricades; to stop up, as a passage; to obstruct; as, the workmen barricaded the streets of Paris.
    The further end whereof [a bridge] was barricaded with barrels.   --Hakluyt.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or
           road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic
           etc. [syn: roadblock]
      2: a barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the
         advance of an enemy); "they enemy stormed the barricade"
      v 1: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade
           the streets"; "stop the busy road" [syn: block, blockade,
            stop, block off, block up, bar]
      2: prevent access to by barricading; "The street where the
         President lives is always barricaded"
      3: block off with barricades [syn: barricado]