- any of various devices designed to cut wire.
Origin of wire cutter
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for wire cutter
Someone has been at work with a wire-cutter outside the house!Tales of Chinatown
Remember, he had no wire-cutter; nothing but his bare hands.Greenmantle
The American victory was a triumph of the bomb and the rifle, and perhaps the wire-cutter should be added, over the machine-gun.Our Army at the Front