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[wahyuh r-wurk]
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  1. fabrics or articles made of wire.
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Origin of wirework

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

Historical Examples

  • 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


  1. functional or decorative work made of wire
  2. objects made of wire, esp netting
  3. 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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