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"barbed wire" in British English

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barbed wirenoun [U]

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a ​type of ​strongwire with ​sharppoints on it, used to ​preventpeople or ​animals from ​entering or ​leaving a ​place, ​especially a ​field: a ​barbedwirefence
(Definition of barbed wire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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barbed wirenoun [U]

 /ˈbɑrbd ˈwɑɪər, ˈbɑb-/
a ​type of ​strong wire with ​sharppoints on it, used to ​preventpeople or ​animals from ​entering or ​leaving a ​place
(Definition of barbed wire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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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