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English definition of “roadblock”

roadblock

noun [C] uk   /ˈrəʊd.blɒk/ us    /ˈroʊd.blɑːk/
a temporary structure put across a road to stop traffic: Police put up/set up roadblocks on all roads out of the town in an effort to catch the bombers.Lights, signs and markings on roads
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