concertina wire


wire with razor-sharp edges or projections, placed in coils as a barrier along the tops of fences or walls, as at a prison.

Nearby words

  1. concertgebouw,
  2. concertgoer,
  3. concertina,
  4. concertina movement,
  5. concertina table,
  6. concertino,
  7. concertize,
  8. concertmaster,
  9. concertmistress,
  10. concerto

Origin of concertina wire

First recorded in 1925–30

Also called concertina, barbed tape, razor wire. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019