doringdraad, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans
Barbed wire. Also attributive.
1961 L.E. Van Onselen Trekboer 59‘Come, you and me fetch the “doring draad”’ he said in a conspiratorial whisper. ‘Doring draad’ means ‘barbed wire’.
1988 M. Williamson in Argus 31 May 7Perhaps it was the hot water, or perhaps it was the zest. Whatever, the baby revived, and survived, and today at 87 she is proud of being ‘as tough as doringdraad’.
1988 O. Oberholzer Ariesfontein to ZuurfonteinFrom here one could see bossies and stones scattered amongst open patches of ground. Just the occasional ‘doringdraad’ fences cut their loneliness.
Barbed wire. Also attributive.
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