American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Barbed wire that is extended in a spiral for use as a barrier, as on a fence.
“Saw the guard move in his booth, saw the concertina wire sway, heard the tortured screech of wheels on a metal rail.”
“It had rolled back into place with a loud shrieking sound after the last fire truck was through and then it had slammed shut with an impact that had sent a shudder through the roll of concertina wire welded to its top rail.”
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