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barbed wire

noun [U] /ˈbɑrbd ˈwɑɪər, ˈbɑb-/
a type of strong wire with sharp points on it, used to prevent people or animals from entering or leaving a place
Translations of “barbed wire”
in Korean 가시 철조망…
in Arabic أسْلاك شائكة…
in Portuguese arame farpado…
in Catalan filferro espinós…
in Japanese 有刺鉄線…
in Italian filo spinato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 帶刺的鐵絲網…
in Russian колючая проволока…
in Turkish dikenli tel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 带刺铁丝网…
in Polish drut kolczasty…
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