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barbed wirenoun [U]

uk   /ˌbɑːbd ˈwaɪər/ us   /ˌbɑːrbd ˈwaɪr/
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barbed wirenoun [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
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Translations of “barbed wire”
in Arabic أسْلاك شائكة…
in Korean 가시 철조망…
in Portuguese arame farpado…
in Catalan filferro espinós…
in Japanese 有刺鉄線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 带刺铁丝网…
in Turkish dikenli tel…
in Russian колючая проволока…
in Chinese (Traditional) 帶刺的鐵絲網…
in Italian filo spinato…
in Polish drut kolczasty…
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