barbed wire, also US: barb wire, barbwirennoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
arame farpado loc sm
The farmer has put up barbed wire round his field to deter trespassers.
barbed-wire, also US: barb-wire, barbwiren as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
(made of spiked wire)
de arame farpado loc adjlocução adjetiva: Duas palavras juntas com função adjetiva. Normalmente, preposição+substantivo; preposição+advérbio.Ex. (estrada) de ferro = férrea; (dor) no abdômen = abdominal, etc.
The prisoners were held inside a barbwire enclosure.
barbed-wire fence, also US: barb-wire fence, barbwire fencennoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.