from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as barricade: the older form in English use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See barricade.

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  • noun archaic barricade
  • verb archaic To barricade

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  • verb block off with barricades


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  • Then he noted that though there was no bolt on the door the furniture might be placed across to make what in the wars is called a barricado, but the wiser thought came at once that this was too easily done, and that if the danger that the dim room seemed gloomily to forebode were to come from a door so readily barricadoed, then those must have been simple gallants who parted so easily with the rings that adorned

    Don Rodriguez; chronicles of Shadow Valley

  • They had a minde to fortifie themselves in that island, but we would not suffer it, because there was time enough in case of necessity, which we represent unto them, making them to gather together all the broaken trees to make them a kind of barricado, prohibiting them to cutt trees, that thereby the ennemy might not suspect our feare & our small number, which they had knowne by the stroaks of their hattchetts.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • One of the escort alighted, and, having struck upon the bars, a folding door within was immediately opened, and a man bearing a torch appeared behind the barricado, whose countenance, as he looked through it, might have been copied for the

    The Italian

  • Man is enemy to virginity; how may we barricado it against him?

    All’s Well That Ends Well

  • For, you having so long time solicited me, one while with affable language, then againe with tokens and entisements, of such prevailing power: as have broken the verie barricado of my former deliberation, and yeelded mee uppe as your prisoner, to be commanded at your pleasure for now I am onely devoted yours.

    The Decameron

  • Confounded by a thousand ideas which arose in my mind in an instant, I sprang upon the barricado and plainly descried two ships of considerable size, standing in for the mouth of the Bay.

    The Expedition to Botany Bay

  • Leontes goes on to lament that he has 'no barricado for a belly', which will 'let in and out the enemy/With bag and baggage'.


  • When enclosed they become outrageous, and charge on all sides with great fury, but without any effect on the strong barricado; they at last gain the narrow path of the enclosure, the extreme end of which is just large enough to admit one elephant, which is immediately prevented breaking out by strong bars laid across.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 374, June 6, 1829

  • But this unwalled part was not without a very good _barricado_ of wine-butts or pipes, filled with earth, full and thick as they might stand on end one by another, some part of them standing even within the main sea.

    Summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage

  • Renounce your defiance; if you parley so roughly, I’ll barricado my gates against you.

    Chapter XXX


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