Translation of "wire" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (METAL THREAD) 金属线 uk us /waɪər/ US  /waɪr/

[ C or U ] a piece of thin metal thread which can be bent, used for fastening things and for making particular types of objects that are strong but can bend

a wire fence 金属线栅栏

[ C ] (a piece of) thin metal thread with a layer of plastic around it, used for carrying electric current

Someone had cut the telephone wires. 有人切断了电话线。
Don't touch those wires whatever you do. 无论如何都别碰那些导线。
the wire

the wire fence round a prison or prison camp

During the war he spent three years behind the wire (= in prison). 战争期间他蹲了3年监狱。

(Translation of “wire noun (METAL THREAD)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)