Dictionary

barbed wire

noun \ˈbärb(d)-ˈwī(-ə)r, ˈbäb(d)-\

: wire that has sharp points and that is often used for fences

Full Definition of BARBED WIRE

:  twisted wires armed with barbs or sharp points —called also barbwire
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of BARBED WIRE

1866
BARBED WIRE Defined for Kids

barbed wire

noun

Definition of BARBED WIRE for Kids

:  wire that has sharp points and is often used for fences

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: barbeiroPrevious Word in the Dictionary: barbedAll Words Near: barbed wire
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears