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wire cloth

noun

  1. a material of wires of moderate fineness, used for making strainers, manufacturing paper, etc.


wire cloth

noun

  1. a mesh or netting woven from fine wire, used in window screens, strainers, etc


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Other Words From

  • wire-cloth adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wire cloth1

First recorded in 1790–1800

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Example Sentences

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.

Sometimes a draft of cold air was applied to the cooling drums, and the dirt and chaff blown through the wire cloth.

Before his day, various methods had been employed, such as placing the coffee in revolving drums covered with wire cloth.

The rags to be carbonized or the wool to be dried are placed upon wire cloth frames.

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