concertina wire


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concertina wire

n.
Barbed wire that is extended in a spiral for use as a barrier, as on a fence.

concerti′na wire`


n.
wire with razor-sharp edges or projections, placed in coils as a barrier along the tops of fences or walls.
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Tenders are invited for construction opf new bell of arms at grey hounds visakhapatnam sub work:- supply and fixing of razor wire fencing & Concertina wire with gi angle and pipes for compound wall (east side) at new bell of arms at grey hounds visakhapatnam
Rolls of razor fitted concertina wire have been placed at traffic crossings to disallow vehicular movement.
Chain link fence and concertina wire surrounds a deserted guard tower within Joint Task Force Guantanamo's Camp Delta at the U.
India has erected a forbidding barrier of concertina wire along the thousands of miles of border between the two countries.
This consisted of acquiring hundreds of rolls of concertina wire, concertina wire stakes, barbed wire, tents, cots, blankets, pillows, halal meals, detainee uniforms, hand-washing stations, examination gloves, evidence collection materials, and riot gear.
Engineers created improvised explosive devices at choke points in the terrain to initiate ambushes and constructed large earthen obstacles with concertina wire to block the enemy advance across open ground.
Fences near Runway 1-6 and in other areas would be replaced by concertina wire.
But just as those who erected the barrier were clearly misguided -- this beast of barbed wire, chainlink fencing and concertina wire is more suited to a prison than a city -- the ensuing tizzy of activism has also stepped outside the bounds of proper debate.
At the Czech border, searchlights swept the station from imposing watchtowers, concertina wire coiled atop fences along the quay, and the scenic vistas of the Noric Alps southwest of Vienna abruptly gave way to the flat chiaroscuro of communist Eastern Europe.
In old town OF Srinagar security forces laid concertina wire and barricades on the roads to restrict movement.
Caption: OPPOSITE PAGE: American soldiers string concertina wire atop a Hesco barrier in Afghanistan, in an effort to reinforce a checkpoint in Kandahar.
A federal spokesman for the site later told The News Sentinel that the government spent $15 million in direct costs following the breach, largely on "modifications to the PIDAS (perimeter intrusion, detection and assessment system), with the installation of additional concertina wire and animal fencing, physical security upgrades -- such as additional sensors and cameras -- and additional personnel and miscellaneous costs.