- The definition of barbed-wire is strands of wire which have been wrapped around each other with small lengths of wire that are regularly spaced and twisted so that their sharp end points stick out.
Fencing material that has sharp points on it is an example of barbed-wire.
A strand of barbed wire.
barbed wire definition by Webster's New World
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strands of wire twisted together, with barbs at regular, close intervals, used for fencing or military barriers
barbed wire definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Twisted strands of fence wire with barbs at regular intervals.