barbed wire fence

type of fence which has sharp projecting points placed at close intervals along its length

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • barbed wire — n [U] wire with short sharp points on it ▪ a high barbed wire fence …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Barbed wire — For other uses, see Barb wire (disambiguation). A close up view of a barbed wire barb …   Wikipedia

  • barbed wire — noun strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑barbwire • Hypernyms: ↑wire • Hyponyms: ↑concertina • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • barbed wire — N UNCOUNT: oft N n Barbed wire is strong wire with sharp points sticking out of it, and is used to make fences. The factory was surrounded by barbed wire. ...a barbed wire fence …   English dictionary

  • barbed wire — /babd ˈwaɪə / (say bahbd wuyuh), /bab ˈwaɪə / (say bahb wuyuh) noun steel wire on which barbs are located at short intervals, used largely for fencing in livestock, protecting a defensive military position, etc.: *You can t walk along a barbed… …   Australian English dictionary

  • barbed wire — also barbwire AmE noun (U) wire with short, sharp points on it: a high barbed wire fence …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • barbed wire — a wire or strand of wires having small pieces of sharply pointed wire twisted around it at short intervals, used chiefly for fencing in livestock, keeping out trespassers, etc. Also called barbwire. [1860 65] * * *  fence wire usually consisting… …   Universalium

  • barbed wire — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. barbwire, fence wire, galvanized wire, fencing, wire fence, concertina wire; see also fence 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • barbed wire — noun Barbed wire is used before these nouns: ↑fence …   Collocations dictionary

  • wire — [wīr] n. [ME < OE wir, akin to LowG wīr < IE * weir < base * wei , to bend, turn > WITHE, Gr iris, rainbow, L vitis, vine] 1. metal that has been drawn into a very long, thin thread or rod, usually circular in cross section 2. a… …   English World dictionary

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