Definition of Barbed wire

1. Noun. Strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage.

Exact synonyms: Barbwire
Terms within: Barb
Specialized synonyms: Concertina
Generic synonyms: Wire



Definition of Barbed wire

1. Noun. Twisted strands of steel wire, often coated with zinc, having barbs evenly spaced along them; used to construct agricultural and military fences. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbed Wire

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barbe espagnole
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barbed wire (current term)
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barber
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Literary usage of Barbed wire

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Finally, barbed wire composed of two wires twisted together, ... The introduction of barbed wire met with some opposition in America on supposed ..."

2. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1902)
"The barbed wire used for protection on these lines consists of two No. ... As the barbed wire is grounded at every pole and the poles are 90 feet apart, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Mauls should be muffled with sandbags nailed on. strand of barbed wire is run along ... These strands of barbed wire are pulled as taut as possible and are ..."

4. Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers by Louis Raemaekers (1916)
"The world cannot blame Germany for the introduction of barbed wire as an ... But this in the cartoon is normal barbed wire, with its normal burden. ..."

5. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"This tornado of shell stirred up the ground as if it were a whisk going through cream, and left it twisted FRENCH ANTI-barbed wire GUN Note the ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1908)
"To guard against trouble, for three or four miles of this divide a barbed wire was run along the tops of the trees that had been struck by lightning; ..."

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