barb wire, bob wire vs barbed wire : Common Errors in English

About barb wire, bob wire vs barbed wire

In some parts of the country this prickly stuff is commonly called “barbwire” or even “bob wire.” When writing for a general audience, stickwith the standard “barbed wire.”

barbed wire Meaning(s)

  • (n) strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage

barbed wire in News

  1. 360 Utah inmates receive high school diploma for 2013

    The students that graduated Wednesday in Draper are what you'd call non-traditional — and "future" is something that isn't a given. The class of 2013 at the Utah State Prison paraded beneath barbed wire under the watch of a SWAT team.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: KSL Salt Lake City

  2. ‘It’s a pretty good bunch we got’

    Friends lend a neighborly fence-fixin’ hand to assist elk near Wapiti Wintering elk find the barbed wire fence in the foothills southeast of Wapiti a lot more to their liking, thanks to efforts by Wyoming Disabled Hunters Inc. and volunteers. A lot of fence was repaired around the Ballinger Wilderness Retreat a few miles southeast of Wapiti as the crow flies. The occasion was the 18th annual ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Powell Tribune

  3. Boys learn combat skills at Hamas-run summer camp

    ANSAmed: GAZA - As schools close for the summer in Gaza, children from age six to 16 are taking part in recreation camps organised by both Hamas and the Islamic Jihad movements in a paramilitary style.At the camps, the children receive arms made of wood and take part in exercises which simulate combat. In several cases they are called upon to crawl under barbed wire and demonstrate their c ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

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