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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: barrique 'barrel'; because early barricades were made from barrels

barricade

1 noun
     
Related topics: Roads
bar‧ri‧cade1 [countable]
TTR a temporary wall or fence across a road, door etc that prevents people from going through:
The fans were kept back behind barricades.

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