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noun wire pronunciation in British English /ˈwaɪə(r)/
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singularwire
pluralwires
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a long thin piece of metal like a thread
    The sticks were tied in bundles with wire.
    a piece/bit/length of wire
    copper/steel/gold wire
    a coil/roll of wire
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    1. a.
      [only before noun] made from wire
      a wire coat-hanger
      a wire fence/cage
      wire netting/mesh/fencing
  2. 4
    [countable] American informal a telegram

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