razor wire

noun

Definition of razor wire

  1. :  coiled wire fitted with sharp razor edges and used as an obstacle or barrier; also :  concertina wire

1973

First Known Use of razor wire

1973


RAZOR WIRE Defined for English Language Learners

razor wire

noun

Definition of razor wire for English Language Learners

  • : strong wire that has many sharp metal pieces on it and is put around an area to keep people out or in

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