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US Another name for barbed wire
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strands of wire twisted together with small pieces of sharply pointed wire at short intervals, used for fencing. Also called barbwire.
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|Noun||1.||barbwire - strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage|
barb - the pointed part of barbed wire
concertina - coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle
wire - ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
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