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BARRICADE

1. A fortification, made in haste, of trees, land, palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the progress or onslaught of an enemy. It is generally 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) Origin: F. Barricade, fr. Sp. Barricada, orig. A barring up with casks; fr. Barrica cask, perh. Fr. LL. Barra bar. See Bar, and cf. Barrel. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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