cordon

/ˈkoɚdn̩/

  • Noun
  • a line of people or objects that are placed around or in front of a person or place to keep people away
    1. A cordon of police kept protesters away from the building.
  • Verb
  • to prevent people from getting into (an area) by putting a line of people or objects around or in front of it
    1. Police cordoned off the street.