wire entanglement


noun

a barbed-wire obstacle, usually mounted on posts and zigzagged back and forth along a front, designed to channel, delay, or halt an advance by enemy foot soldiers.

Nearby words

  1. wiradjuri,
  2. wire,
  3. wire brush,
  4. wire cloth,
  5. wire cutter,
  6. wire fraud,
  7. wire gauge,
  8. wire gauze,
  9. wire glass,
  10. wire grass

Origin of wire entanglement

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for wire entanglement

wire entanglement

noun

a barrier or obstruction of barbed wire used in warfare
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