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barbed tape

noun

concertina wire

noun
1.
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
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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