- a material of wires of moderate fineness, used for making strainers, manufacturing paper, etc.
Origin of wire cloth
First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for wire cloth
Windows should be fitted closely, and covered with wire-cloth on the outside, so as to exclude all flies.
On the side of the boxes where the water escapes should be wire-cloth, so fine as not to allow the eggs to pass through.
In warm weather the cover should be taken off; in its place should be put the super over which wire-cloth has been tacked.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work
Mary Rogers Miller
A wire-cloth screen just above the outlet tube prevents the fish escaping.
- a mesh or netting woven from fine wire, used in window screens, strainers, etc
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