Meaning of “barbed wire” in the English Dictionary

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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

(Definition of “barbed wire” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)