Main meanings of wirework in English

: wirework1wirework2

wirework1

noun

  • 1Work done in or with wire; material or articles made of wire; (also) a structure made of wire, especially in the form of a mesh or grid. Formerly also: †the making of wire (obsolete).

  • 2In plural Chiefly with singular concord. An establishment where wire is made or (less commonly) where wire goods are manufactured.

  • 3A balancing act or feat performed on a tightly stretched wire suspended above the ground; the art of doing this; tightrope walking.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From wire + work.

Pronunciation

wirework

/ˈwʌɪəwəːk/

Main meanings of wirework in English

: wirework1wirework2

wirework2

verb

rare US
  • with object To manipulate or influence (a person); = wire-pull .

Origin

Early 19th century. From wire + work. Compare wire-worker, wire-working.

Pronunciation

wirework

/ˈwʌɪəwəːk/