Meaning of wire edge in English:

wire edge


North American
  • 1A fine strip of metal produced on the edge of the blade of a knife or cutting tool by grinding or honing, which must be removed before the tool can be used.

  • 2Figurative and in figurative contexts. Chiefly in "to wear (also take) the wire edge off".


Early 18th century; earliest use found in Abel Boyer (?1667–1729), lexicographer and journalist. From wire + edge.


wire edge

/ˌwʌɪər ˈɛdʒ/