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Noun: roadblock  'rowd,blók
  1. Any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    "intolerance is a roadblock to understanding";
    - barrier
  2. A barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    - barricade

Derived forms: roadblocks

Type of: barrier, obstacle, obstruction

Encyclopedia: Roadblock