wire cutter


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!

  • Remember, he had no wire-cutter; nothing but his bare hands.

    Greenmantle|John Buchan
  • 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|Heywood Broun