from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Twisted strands of fence wire with barbs at regular intervals.

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  • noun Twisted strands of steel wire, often coated with zinc, having barbs evenly spaced along them; used to construct agricultural and military fences.

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  • noun strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage


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