Definition for barbed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of barb1
Examples from the Web for barbed
So perhaps the barbed wire and the machinations of the plot did duty for other obstacles that stood between myself and freedom.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece|John le Carré|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Click here to see a photo of Galbraith and Fairchild posing in front of barbed wire that marked off mines in the zone.
Two parallel fences tipped with barbed wire formed a narrow corridor into the gymnasium.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even after she left its barbed bosom, it did its best to further excommunicate and sideline her.
These days, the vast majority of coalition forces work within the walls, guard towers, and barbed wire of their bases.How I’ll End the War: Making Collage Art With Afghan Students|Nick Willard|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the discharge of the mortar a barbed shot was to be flung on to the wreck, with a line attached to the shot.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
For the story of this village of Voyennes is just that of all the villages on the enemy's side of the barbed wire.From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917|Philip Gibbs
The boy by some instinct dodged swiftly, and the barbed dart whistled by his ear and sank into the woodwork of the deck-house.The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon|Dexter J. Forrester
By-spines (one hundred and fifty to two hundred) very thin, barbed and zigzag, as long as the radius.
A wilderness of tangled underbrush, like barbed wire entanglements, baffled the hardiest adventurer.Tom Slade's Double Dare|Percy Keese Fitzhugh