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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

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  2. 4
    [countable] American informal a telegram
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