[ wahyuh r-wurk ]
/ ˈwaɪərˌwɜrk /


fabrics or articles made of wire.

Origin of wirework

First recorded in 1580–90; wire + work
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Examples from the Web for wirework

  • This he found led into a cool passage, along one side of which was a wirework kind of cage.

    Syd Belton|George Manville Fenn
  • The singers were in a crib of wirework (like a large meat-safe or bird-cage) in one corner; and sang most atrociously.

    Pictures from Italy|Charles Dickens

British Dictionary definitions for wirework


/ (ˈwaɪəˌwɜːk) /


functional or decorative work made of wire
objects made of wire, esp netting
a special effects technique in film or theatre in which actors are suspended from moving wires so that they appear to flythe spectacular wirework of Chinese cinema
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