Definition of Barbwire

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

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



Definition of Barbwire

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of barbed wire) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barbwire

1. barbed wire [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbwire

barbosalite
barbotage
barbotages
barbotine
barbourin
barbre
barbs
barbu
barbula hirci
barbulae
barbule
barbules
barbut
barbuts
barbwire (current term)
barbwires
barca
barcarole
barcaroles
barcarolle
barcarolles
barcas
barchan
barchane
barchanes
barchans
barcode
barcoded
barcodes

Literary usage of Barbwire

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1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1916)
"... as it were,—and propose to construct lines of barbwire around their legal establishment beyond which it shall formally be impossible to go (Stammler, ..."

2. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1917)
"Once more the German heavy artillery triumphed, and the French, caught before barbwire entanglements, deprived of all artillery support, were repulsed in ..."

3. General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War by George C. Kenney (1997)
"I told him that I couldn't see why 12000 white men should have to let two or three thousand Japs chase them behind the barbwire, but that if he did retire ..."

4. Iowa Journal of History by State Historical Society of Iowa (1910)
"... specimens of old fashioned grease lamps, an Indian skinning knife found in Madison County, and a sample piece of the first barbwire used in the county. ..."

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