Translation of "wire" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

wire

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

金属丝;金属线
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

电线;导线
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

(监狱等处的)铁丝网
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)