wire-entanglement

wire entanglement

noun
a barbed-wire obstacle, usually mounted on posts and zigzagged back and forth along a front, designed to channel, delay, or halt an advance by enemy foot soldiers.

Origin:
1875–80

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wire entanglement
 
n
a barrier or obstruction of barbed wire used in warfare

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