concertina wire


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concertina wire

[‚kan·sər′tē·nə ‚wīr]
(ordnance)
A barbed wire coiled for easier handling and emplacement; when uncoiled, it forms an entanglement for the enemy infantry.
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This allowed the platoon leaders to focus their training on improving required tasks and processes without spending large amounts of time setting up and tearing down concertina wire and tents.
Flaps can get caught up in brush, concertina wire and the vehicle's rear wheels.
As student March 14 supporters hung Lebanese flags on newly strung concertina wire in front of the Serail road, they said they were back on track to making a meaningful statement about what they wanted without stooping to violence.
The dog weaved through garbage-laced concertina wire, vanished into the brush.
But the locked, 12-foot-high chain link fence, topped with concertina wire, gave a strong hint.
removed sign posts of a minefield as well as concertina wire which was laid by the Israeli army three days ago, and placed two Lebanese flags next to the Israeli technical fence," UNIFIL deputy spokesman Andrea Tenenti said.
She tries to mouth, "I love you," but can only think about concertina wire and the image of a "body caught in the agony of climax.
Braye recently spoke on behalf of Iraqi workers who worked on Contingency Operating Base Basra, and had to enter the gate through a narrow path lined with concertina wire.
You began the course lying flat on your stomach behind a roll of concertina wire and waiting for the command, "Go.
American soldiers herded the detainees into holding pens of razor-sharp concertina wire, the kind that's used to corral livestock.
Filmed in a rudimentary fashion -- there are many talking heads and establishing shots of concertina wire -- it mentions how violent the Donaldson Correctional Facility is and recounts some of the awful crimes its inmates committed, but the film never projects any real sense of threat.
One new solution to breeching the concertina wire threshold comes in the form of the Concertina Cutter from Gerber.