barbed wire

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noun \ˈbärb(d)-ˈwī(-ə)r, ˈbäb(d)-\

Definition of barbed wire

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

1874

First Known Use of barbed wire

1874


BARBED WIRE Defined for English Language Learners

barbed wire

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noun \ˈbärb(d)-ˈwī(-ə)r, ˈbäb(d)-\

Definition of barbed wire for English Language Learners

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


BARBED WIRE Defined for Kids

barbed wire

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Definition of barbed wire for Students

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


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