Synonyms for barbed wire

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Why should you put up all this barbed wire between yourself and your friends?

Lines of trenches and coils of barbed wire arrest your attention.

"You can see the German barbed wire in front of their trenches," said Leon excitedly.

We hear all the Swiss border is to be protected by barbed wire.

This investigation resulted in the invention of barbed wire.

Barbed wire is more difficult to string but better when done.

If barbed wire is used, the weight will be about 21/2 times as much.

Barbed wire fence across the bottom of it,” I said, “and then a ditch.

The American barbed wire had been cut in places to let the party through.

Among these were a spool of barbed wire and a dozen fence posts.

WORD ORIGIN

also barb wire, "fencing wire with sharp edges or points," 1863, American English, from barb + wire (n.).

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fence

nounbarrier used to enclose a piece of land
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