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barbed wire

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌbɑːbdˈwaɪər/
strong wire with short, sharp points on it to keep people out of a place: a barbed wire fenceFences and rails
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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