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English definition of “wire”

wire

noun (METAL THREAD)    /waɪər/ US  /waɪr/
B2 [C or U] a piece of thin metal thread that can be bent, used for fastening things and for making particular types of objects that are strong but can bend: a wire fenceMetals and metalworkingChemical elementsElectrical components and circuitry B2 [C] (a piece of) thin metal thread with a layer of plastic around it, used for carrying electric current: Someone had cut the phone wires. Don't touch those wires whatever you do.Electrical switches and connections the wire the wire fence round a prison or prison camp: During the war he spent three years behind the wire (= in prison).Prisons and parts of prisons
(Definition of wire noun (METAL THREAD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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