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Barricade vs. Hedgehog

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Barricadenoun

A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence

Hedgehognoun

A small mammal, of the family Erinaceidae or subfamily Erinaceinae (pl=s, the latter characterized by their spiny back and often by the habit of rolling up into a ball when attacked.)

Barricadenoun

An obstacle, barrier, or bulwark.

Hedgehognoun

(US) Any of several spiny mammals, such as the porcupine, that are similar to the hedgehog.

Barricadenoun

A place of confrontation.

Hedgehognoun

A type of moveable military barricade made from crossed logs or steel bars, laced with barbed wire, used to damage or impede tanks and vehicles; Czech hedgehog.

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Barricadeverb

to close or block a road etc., using a barricade

Hedgehognoun

A spigot mortar-type of depth charge weapon from World War II that simultaneously fires a number of explosives into the water to create a pattern of underwater explosions intended to attack submerged submarines.

Barricadeverb

to keep someone in (or out), using a blockade, especially ships in a port

Hedgehognoun

(Australia) A type of chocolate cake (or slice), somewhat similar to an American brownie.

Barricadenoun

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.

Hedgehognoun

A form of dredging machine.

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Barricadenoun

Any bar, obstruction, or means of defense.

‘Such a barricade as would greatly annoy, or absolutely stop, the currents of the atmosphere.’;

Hedgehognoun

Certain flowering plants with parts resembling a member of family Erinaceidae

Barricadeverb

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.’;

Hedgehognoun

Medicago intertexta, the pods of which are armed with short spines.

Barricadenoun

a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.

Hedgehognoun

Retzia capensis of South Africa.

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Barricadenoun

a barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy);

‘they enemy stormed the barricade’;

Hedgehognoun

A kind of electrical transformer with open magnetic circuit, the ends of the iron wire core being turned outward and presenting a bristling appearance.

Barricadeverb

render unsuitable for passage;

‘block the way’; ‘barricade the streets’; ‘stop the busy road’;

Hedgehognoun

A way of serving food at a party, consisting of a half melon or potato etc. with individual cocktail sticks of cheese and pineapple stuck into it.

Barricadeverb

prevent access to by barricading;

‘The street where the President lives is always barricaded’;

Hedgehogverb

(military) To make use of a hedgehog barricade as a defensive maneuver.

Barricadeverb

block off with barricades

Hedgehogverb

To array with spiky projections like the quills of a hedgehog.

Barricade

Barricade (from the French barrique - 'barrel') is any object or structure that creates a barrier or obstacle to control, block passage or force the flow of traffic in the desired direction. Adopted as a military term, a barricade denotes any improvised field fortification, such as on city streets during urban warfare.

Hedgehogverb

To curl up into a defensive ball.

Hedgehognoun

A small European insectivore (Erinaceus Europæus), and other allied species of Asia and Africa, having the hair on the upper part of its body mixed with prickles or spines. It is able to roll itself into a ball so as to present the spines outwardly in every direction. It is nocturnal in its habits, feeding chiefly upon insects.

Hedgehognoun

The Canadian porcupine.

Hedgehognoun

A species of Medicago (Medicago intertexta), the pods of which are armed with short spines; - popularly so called.

Hedgehognoun

A form of dredging machine.

Hedgehognoun

A variety of transformer with open magnetic circuit, the ends of the iron wire core being turned outward and presenting a bristling appearance, whence the name.

Hedgehognoun

a defensive obstacle having pointed barbs extending outward, such as one composed of crossed logs with barbed wire wound around them, or a tangle of steel beams embedded in concrete used to impede or damage landing craft on a beach; also, a position well-fortified with such defensive obstacles.

Hedgehognoun

relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur

Hedgehognoun

small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines

Hedgehog

A hedgehog is a spiny mammal of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the eulipotyphlan family Erinaceidae. There are seventeen species of hedgehog in five genera found throughout parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and in New Zealand by introduction.

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