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Webster 1913 Edition


Barbed

Barbed

(bärbd or bärb′ĕd)
,
Adj.
[See 4th
Barb
.]
Accoutered with defensive armor; – said of a horse. See
Barded
(which is the proper form.)
Sir W. Raleigh.

Barbed

,
Adj.
Furnished with a barb or barbs;
as, a
barbed
arrow;
barbed
wire
.
Barbed wire
,
a wire, or a strand of twisted wires, armed with barbs or sharp points. It is used for fences.

Webster 1828 Edition


Barbed

B'ARBED

,
pp.
[See Barb.]
1.
Furnished with armor; as barbed steeds.
2.
Bearded; jagged with hooks or points; as barbed arrows.
3.
Shaved or trimmed; having the beard dressed.

Definition 2023


barbed

barbed

English

Adjective

barbed (comparative more barbed, superlative most barbed)

  1. Having barbs
  2. (heraldry) Bearded (also applied to roses).
  3. (of a horse) Accoutered with defensive armor; barded.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Raleigh to this entry?)

Translations

Verb

barbed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of barb

Derived terms

References

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at

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