Definition of barbed wire in English:

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barbed wire

Pronunciation: /ˈbärb(d) ˈˌwī(ə)r/

noun

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Wire with clusters of short, sharp spikes set at intervals along it, used to make fences or in warfare as an obstruction.
Example sentences
  • A tall, impenetrable wall with barbed wire and sharp metal spikes on top surrounded the entire complex.
  • Consider using barbed wire or razor wire at the top of fences for added security.
  • Stupid people behind picket fences and barbed wire fences voted for these stupid leaders.

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