wire service


noun

a business organization that gathers news, news photos, the latest stock-market prices, etc., for distribution, usually by teletypewriter, to its subscribers, especially newspapers: so called from the original transmission of news by telegraph wire.

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Origin of wire service

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for wire service

wire service

noun

mainly US and Canadian an agency supplying news, etc, to newspapers, radio and television stations, etc
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