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wirework

[wahyuh r-wurk]
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noun
  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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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

wirework

noun
  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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