What does barbed wire mean?

barbed wire meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition barb cable, "fencing wire with razor-sharp sides or things," 1863, United states English, from barb + cable (letter.).

barbed wire meaning in General Dictionary

powerful wire with barbs at regular periods used to prevent passage

Sentence Examples with the word barbed wire

Across the river is Rock Falls (pop. in 1900, 2176), practically a suburb of Sterling, with foundries and machine-shops and manufactories of agricultural implements, barbed wire and bolts and rivets.

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