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concertina wire

wire with razor-sharp edges or projections, placed in coils as a barrier along the tops of fences or walls, as at a prison.
Also called concertina, barbed tape, razor wire.
Origin of concertina wire
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The equatorial sun blazed directly overhead, cutting shadows as sharp as concertina wire.
  • In the middle, a chain-link fence topped with concertina wire surrounds a series of khaki tents.
  • Hundreds of these demonstrators pressed right up to the concertina wire.
  • The fence was topped with concertina wire, harshly lit, and backed by watchtowers every few hundred yards.
  • Detours have closed several through streets, and coils of concertina wire now line the margins of the property.
  • They pour concrete, roll out concertina wire, build infrastructure.
  • The use of concertina wire on heavily targeted areas.
  • The warhead can be detonated by almost any type material, including concertina wire and chain link fencing.
  • Anti-personnel device, usually of barbed or concertina wire, installed at the tops of fences and along roof edges.
  • Government will provide concertina wire and pickets for the stated sites.

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