wireworks

[wahyuh r-wurks]

noun, plural wire·works. (used with a singular or plural verb)

an establishment where wire is made or put to some industrial use.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

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

Origin of wireworks

1590–1600; wire + works

Related formswire·work·er, noun

wirework

[wahyuh r-wurk]

noun

fabrics or articles made of wire.

Origin of wirework

First recorded in 1580–90; wire + work

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British Dictionary definitions for wireworks

wireworks

noun

(functioning as singular or plural) a factory where wire or articles of wire are made

wirework

noun

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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