Barbed-wire definition

Twisted strands of fence wire with barbs at regular intervals.
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Twisted strands of steel wire, often coated with zinc, having barbs evenly spaced along them; used to construct agricultural and military fences.
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Strands of wire twisted together, with barbs at regular, close intervals, used for fencing or military barriers.
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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.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of barbed-wire - barb wire, barbwire

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
barbed-wire
Plural:
barbed-wires