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wire cloth

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

First recorded in 1790–1800
Related formswire-cloth, adjective
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Examples from the Web for wire cloth

Historical Examples of wire cloth

  • Windows should be fitted closely, and covered with wire-cloth on the outside, so as to exclude all flies.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

  • 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.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

  • In warm weather the cover should be taken off; in its place should be put the super over which wire-cloth has been tacked.

  • A wire-cloth screen just above the outlet tube prevents the fish escaping.


British Dictionary definitions for wire cloth

wire cloth

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