[ wahyuh r-wurk ]
/ ˈwaɪərˌwɜrk /


fabrics or articles made of wire.

Nearby words

  1. wirespun,
  2. wiretap,
  3. wiretapper,
  4. wirewalker,
  5. wireway,
  6. wireworks,
  7. wireworm,
  8. wirilda,
  9. wiring,
  10. wiring harness

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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