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razor wire

noun
Also called razor ribbon.
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  • It's a daunting concrete barricade, three stories high, thorned with razor wire.
  • Deer graze calmly along the roadsides, beside chain-link fences topped with alternating coils of barbed wire and razor wire.
  • Their limbs are scarred with dog-bites and razor wire, the result of foiled attempts to cross the border.
  • Now you can get fined for not waiting for the razor wire encrusted gate to close behind you.
  • The barrier, which is mud in places and a tangle of razor wire in others, now extends along more than half the border.
  • Take steps to minimize this weakness by using razor wire in strands of three.
  • Some security fencing systems include enhanced security features, such as razor wire at the top of the fence.
  • The facility is surrounded by two fences with rolls of razor wire on the side and top of the outside fence.
  • The facility has a secure perimeter, which consists of a fourteen foot double chain link fence topped with razor wire.
  • Rose then ran into the prison yard and scaled a fence several feet high that was wrapped in layers of razor wire.
British Dictionary definitions for razor wire

razor wire

noun
1.
strong wire with pieces of sharp metal set across it at close intervals, used to make fences or barriers
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