concertina wire
noun Date: 1930 a coiled barbed wire for use as an obstacle

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  • Concertina wire — Concertinered razor wire Concertina wire or Dannert Wire[1] is a type of barbed wire or razor wire that is formed in large coils which can be expanded like a concertina. In conjunction with plain barbed wire and steel pickets, it is used to form… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. Also called concertina, barbed tape, razor wire. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • concertina wire — noun see concertina I, 2 * * * wire with razor sharp edges or projections, placed in coils as a barrier along the tops of fences or walls, as at a prison. Also called concertina, barbed tape, razor wire. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • concertina wire — /kɒnsəˈtin waɪə/ (say konsuh teen wuyuh) noun Military coiled barbed wire used for impeding the progress of intruders by entanglement. Also, concertina …   Australian English dictionary

  • concertina wire — concerti′na wire n. cvb bui wire with razor sharp edges or projections, placed in coils as a barrier along the tops of fences or walls …   From formal English to slang

  • concertina — 1835, from CONCERT (Cf. concert) + fem. ending INA (Cf. ina). Portable musical instrument invented 1829 by Sir Charles Wheatstone. Concertina wire attested by 1917, so called from similarity to the musical instrument …   Etymology dictionary

  • Concertina — This article is about the musical instrument. For the coils of barbed wire named after this instrument, see Concertina wire. For other uses, see Wiktionary:concertina. Concertina Wheatstone English concertina, circa 1920 …   Wikipedia

  • concertina — concertinist, n. /kon seuhr tee neuh/, n., v., concertinaed / neuhd/, concertinaing / neuh ing/, adj. n. 1. a musical instrument resembling an accordion but having buttonlike keys, hexagonal bellows and ends, and a more limited range. 2. See… …   Universalium

  • Wire obstacle — In the military science of fortification, wire obstacles are defensive obstacles made from barbed wire, barbed tape or concertina wire. They are designed to disrupt or delay an attacking enemy. Depending on the requirements and available… …   Wikipedia

  • concertina fence — looped barbed fence, barbed wire fence, concertina wire …   English contemporary dictionary

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