barbwire

noun
barb·​wire | \ˈbärb-ˈwī(-ə)r, ˈbäb-\

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Out in the pasture, past the barbwire fence that surrounds his Jackson County ranch house, Birdseye saw about 75 of his cows, tightly bunched in a defensive triangular formation, nervously staring at something behind him. Kale Williams, OregonLive.com, "As Oregon wolves rebound, tensions rise over livestock attacks," 10 June 2018

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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