Associations to the word «Barbed»


BARBED, adjective. Having barbs
BARBED, adjective. (heraldry) Bearded (also applied to roses).
BARBED, adjective. (of a horse) Accoutered with defensive armor; barded.
BARBED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of barb
BARBED WIRE, noun. Twisted strands of steel wire, often coated with zinc, having barbs evenly spaced along them; used to construct agricultural and military fences.
BARBED WIRES, noun. Plural of barbed wire

Dictionary definition

BARBED, adjective. Capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire".
BARBED, adjective. Having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers".

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