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BARBED WIRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does barbed wire mean? 

BARBED WIRE (noun)
  The noun BARBED WIRE has 1 sense:

1. strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage

  Familiarity information: BARBED WIRE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BARBED WIRE (noun)


Sense 1barbed wire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

barbed wire; barbwire

Hypernyms ("barbed wire" is a kind of...):

wire (ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc)

Meronyms (parts of "barbed wire"):

barb (the pointed part of barbed wire)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "barbed wire"):

concertina (coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle)


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