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wire cutter

  1. any of various devices designed to cut wire.
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Origin of wire cutter

First recorded in 1870–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of wire cutter

  • Someone has been at work with a wire-cutter outside the house!

    Tales of Chinatown

    Sax Rohmer

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


    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.