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English definition of “roadblock”

roadblock

noun [C]     /ˈrəʊdblɒk/
something that is put across a road to stop people who are driving down it: The police had set up a roadblock and were checking identity papers.Road surfaces and features
(Definition of roadblock noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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