- 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.
Origin of wire entanglement
First recorded in 1875–80
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- a barrier or obstruction of barbed wire used in warfare