- a very thin steel wire of high tensile strength.
Origin of piano wire
First recorded in 1865–70
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for piano wire
Historical Examples of piano wire
He brought from London a Kelvin sounding apparatus, with a sufficient length of piano-wire for testing any probable depth.
Sometimes the overtones are more prominent than the fundamental, as when a piano-wire is struck with a nail.