American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Barbed wire.
- n. alternative spelling of barbed wire.
- n. strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
“We should put fence and barbwire around Washington DC and just call it a prison.”
“And for the office drone who scaled barbwire fences late at night to steal the excess fat of women and absorbed grueling punches in Fight Club.”
“Behind barbwire the pasture made a chain of starlit humps.”
“He woke again as the jeep pulled through a gate in a high barbwire fence, past a white line of barracks and up to a squat gray building.”
“Years ago when controlled fires and cows ran free, you could move thru the woods and now there's barbwire and thick brush.”
“Democrats had nothing to do with that mess other than being victimized by being locked up without charges in those barbwire surrounded refugee pens.”
“By the way, nice equipment Sir Dave, I bet you use a synthetic stock when hunting for the dings, bings and barbwire gouges!”
“Some of the drawings came back with illustrations of the abuse they are exposed to: a little boy being beaten by his older brother with a stick wrapped in barbwire.”
“It lay behind a barbwire fence and the two security gates were like Cold War border crossings.”
“The access road followed along the base of the elevated forest to an area not visible from the county road where, inside a tall cyclone fence topped with barbwire, he had a large pole barn, a built in living quarters, and a storage yard.”
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