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wire in Industry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwirewire1 /waɪə $ waɪr/ ●●● S2 W3 noun  1 [countable, uncountable]TI thin metal in the form of a thread, or a piece of this copper wire a wire fence barbed wire, high wire, tripwire2 [countable]TEE a piece of metal like this, used for carrying electrical currents or signals a telephone wire3 get your wires crossed4 go/come/be down to the wire5 [countable] American EnglishTCR a piece of electronic recording equipment, usually worn secretly on someone’s clothes6 [countable] American EnglishTCT a telegramCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + wire fine/thinUse a piece of fine wire to clear the obstruction.thickCurtains hung from a thick wire.copper/steel wireElectrical impulses are sent down the copper wire.barbed wire (=wire with a lot of sharp points on it, used for making fences)The prison was surrounded by barbed wire.wire + NOUNa wire fenceWe drew up outside a compound surrounded by a wire fence.a wire rackBake the biscuits for 10 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack.phrasesa piece/length/strand of wireThe pieces of wire he’d cut were too short.a coil of wireThe coil of barbed wire will be used for a fence.a loop of wireThere is no latch or knob – just a loop of wire that goes over a nail.
Examples from the Corpus
wirewire reportsA low-powered electric bulb hung starkly from a wire overhead.So this year, to be on the safe side, she had ordered a roll of chicken wire and metal stakes.The cable is made of many twisted strands of wire.But all these things somehow had their centre inside the wire.When the wires fell, they ignited the gas leaking from the main.Pumps go with pipes, furnaces go with air-conditioners, switches go with wires.