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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"Placing coiled concertina wire strands on the ground is typically only found in a war, battlefield or prison setting, and not in an urban setting such as downtown Nogales, Arizona," it said.
Army and Marine engineers have now emplaced about 75 per cent of the obstacles they planned to, including concertina wire, shipping containers, and concrete barriers at ports of entry.
The investigation aimed to establish whether or not there existed any corrupt practices in steering the work to the contractor or affording the latter with privileged information, specifically, the estimate rate of concertina wire from which the contractor dubiously profited over Nu 22mn.
The dog weaved through garbage-laced concertina wire, vanished into the brush.
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. The employees were concerned someone could fall onto the wire, and felt the path was for criminals.
"American soldiers herded the detainees into holding pens of razor-sharp concertina wire, the kind that's used to corral livestock.
The motto of the << Big Red One >>, the oldest continuously-serving division in the US Army, gives rise to questions about one obstacle--namely concertina wire. It is usually the forward-operating operator who must access an area surrounded by this 'razor wire'.
The concertina wire cutter is a one-handed, multipurpose cutter that makes short work of just about any type of heavy-duty wire.
Outside the convention, activists and protesters--ranging from hard-left radicals to more respectable people expressing principled disagreement--were confined to a "Free Speech Zone" in the form of a large metal cage, topped with concertina wire. Those seeking to protest quite literally had to go to prison, at least temporarily: They could only enter and leave as permitted by their guards.
Rather than flaunt abstract and unfettered global movement, this piece is firmly set in a region that has become one of the most intensely localized places on Earth, a place of Jersey barriers, tank cordons and concertina wire, rising concrete walls, internecine boundaries, and checkpoints that increasingly constrict and regulate movement.
The prisoners spend the night on a large dirt field in a square of concertina wire, beneath immense spotlights and next to loud generators.
Soldiers stretched concertina wire around the perimeter of the village and established checkpoints.