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American English: /ˌbɑrbˈwaɪ(ə)r/
British English: /bɑːbˈwʌɪə/


  • (US) barbed wire
    Example sentences
    • This kind of stuff just makes me pine for the good ol’ days of Bob McNamara and his electrified barb wire fence.
    • The inside of her house was much like the outside in the sense of the electrical barbwire.
    • One of these, Pauline Whitesinger, became an enduring symbol of the resistance in 1977, when she chased off a work crew that was trying to route a barbwire partition fence through her grazing land.
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