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[bahrb-wahyuh r] /ˈbɑrbˈwaɪər/
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I see you've been getting busy with the barbwire," he remarked, when he rose from the table and led the way out to the porch.

    The Long Shadow B. M. Bower
  • Immediately adjacent to us was the guard house, a prison camp, pitched in the open field, and surrounded by barbwire fencing.

    The Greater Love

    George T. McCarthy
  • Anybody would have thought a barbwire worm had crawled onto Joe Kivelson's chair seat under him.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • I'd like to ship the whole of this township across to America, put up a barbwire fence around, and charge a dollar for admission.

    A Drake by George! John Trevena
  • Then they came to a barbwire affair like a turnstile lying on its side in the middle of the road, and stopped.

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