razor wire
noun Date: 1977 coiled wire fitted with sharp razor edges and used as an obstacle or barrier; also concertina wire

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • razor wire — ► NOUN ▪ metal wire with sharp edges or studded with small sharp blades, used as a defensive barrier …   English terms dictionary

  • razor wire — n. wire with sharp cutting edges, typically stretched in coils as a barricade or atop fences …   English World dictionary

  • razor wire — noun : coiled wire fitted with sharp razor edges and used as an obstacle or a barrier ; also : concertina 2 * * * noun [noncount] : strong wire that has many sharp metal pieces on it and is put around an area to keep people out or in * * * ˈrazor …   Useful english dictionary

  • razor wire — N UNCOUNT Razor wire is strong wire with sharp blades sticking out of it. In wars or civil conflict it is sometimes used to prevent people from entering or leaving buildings or areas of land. ...plans to use razor wire to seal off hostels for… …   English dictionary

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  • razor wire — /ˈreɪzə waɪə/ (say rayzuh wuyuh) noun coiled stainless steel wire having pieces of protruding metal with razor sharp points attached at intervals along the wire …   Australian English dictionary

  • razor wire. — See concertina wire. Also called razor ribbon. * * * …   Universalium

  • razor wire. — See concertina wire. Also called razor ribbon …   Useful english dictionary

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