concertina wire

[ kon-ser-tee-nuh-wahyuhr ]

  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, or on the ground to impede advancing enemy troops.

Origin of concertina wire

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby concertina wire Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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