concertina wire


Definition of concertina wire 

: a coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle

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The chain-link border fence, fortified by layers of concertina wire, is also being fitted with underground sensors, solar night lights and cameras. Hollie Mckay, Fox News, "Trump's wrath forces Pakistan to double down on push to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries," 10 July 2018 Paul's view is of a small patch of grass, a tall fence and a rolling wave of razor-sharp concertina wire. Robert King, Indianapolis Star, "Paul Henry Gingerich: Another birthday for a boy in prison," 17 Feb. 2015 In response, the staff built 10-foot concrete walls topped with concertina wire, and made sure the enclosures were guarded round-the-clock. Steph Yin, New York Times, "Slow and Steady, a Tortoise Is Winning Its Race With Extinction," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of concertina wire

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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