Definition of barbed wire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


barbed wire

BrE BrE//ˌbɑːbd ˈwaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbɑːrbd ˈwaɪər//
[uncountable] On the farm
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strong wire with short sharp points on it, used especially for fences a barbed wire fence See related entries: On the farm
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