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- noun Twisted strands of fence wire with barbs at regular intervals.
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Twisted strandsof steelwire, often coated with zinc, having barbsevenly spacedalong them; used to construct agriculturaland military fences.
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- noun strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
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