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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

    a coil/roll of wire

    1. a.
      [only before noun] made from wire

      a wire coat-hanger

      a wire fence/cage

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a long thin piece of metal that carries electricity or telephone signals
  3. 3
    [countable] mainly American informal a piece of electronic equipment that someone wears under their clothes to allow other people to hear their conversations secretly
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  4. 4
    [countable] American informal a telegram
 
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