Definition of barbwire in English:

barbwire

noun

mass nounNorth American
  • Barbed wire.

    • ‘‘This looks like the place,’ Xandiar said, coming to a stop in front of a building with a barbwire fence around it, standing alone from all the other buildings.’
    • ‘A single tear traveled down his face as he watched the bunny go under the barbwire fence.’
    • ‘This kind of stuff just makes me pine for the good ol’ days of Bob McNamara and his electrified barb wire fence.’
    • ‘Pricklier than a barbwire armchair, Rowse himself might have liked the book.’
    • ‘My folder had a barbwire design on the edges and a beautiful black and white rose with thorns was printed in the center.’
    • ‘It happens to be across the barbwire and nobody told him that that barbwire shouldn't be crossed.’
    • ‘I obediently followed him until I saw a barbwire fence.’
    • ‘Daniel tripped on barbwire and it flew back in his face slicing his ear up severely.’
    • ‘Large bunkers and hangers made up the inside of the base with a barbwire fence surrounding the perimeter.’
    • ‘I jogged along quietly, save the sounds of my own arms and legs flopping around, and kept one eye trained on the barbwire, looking for any gaps.’
    • ‘The man didn't see it and it ripped his arms shirt revealing a barbwire tattoo that wrapped around his upper arm.’
    • ‘Wearing a ridiculous variation on a goatee, sporting a reverse mullet, and having inked a barbwire tattoo on his pencil-thin bicep, Jack is also the worst interpretation of a college student.’
    • ‘The first thing that struck me was the high fences strung with barb wire, electrified and erected around the airport.’
    • ‘During the Khmer's rule, two folds of iron sheets encased in electrified barbwire to prevent escape enclosed it.’
    • ‘The posts were set solidly into the ground, awaiting the barbwire strung along the length of the line.’
    • ‘One of these, Pauline Whitesinger, became an enduring symbol of the resistance in 1977, when she chased off a work crew that was trying to route a barbwire partition fence through her grazing land.’
    • ‘Joe followed the fence line, watching for stray cattle, and any rifts in the taut rows of barb wire.’
    • ‘The inside of her house was much like the outside in the sense of the electrical barbwire.’
    • ‘This caused Adrian to acquire more burns, and to fall onto the barbwire fence by his parked truck.’
    • ‘One entry suggests that the two countries tear off the barb wire along the demilitarized zone, sell them and use the fund to finance the cost of national unification.’

Pronunciation

barbwire

/bɑːbˈwʌɪə/