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wiredraw

[ wahyuhr-draw ]

verb (used with object)

, wire·drew, wire·drawn, wire·draw·ing.
  1. to draw (metal) out into wire, especially by pulling forcibly through a series of holes of gradually decreasing diameter in a succession of dies.
  2. to draw out to great length, in quantity or time; stretch out to excess.
  3. to strain unwarrantably, as in meaning.


wiredraw

/ ˈwaɪəˌdrɔː /

verb

  1. to convert (metal) into wire by drawing through successively smaller dies


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Other Words From

  • wire·draw·er [wahyuhr, -draw-er], noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wiredraw1

1590–1600; back formation from wiredrawer; wire, drawer

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