Wire tapping
Wire tapper Wire tapper One that taps, or cuts in on, telegraph wires and intercepts messages; hence (Slang), a swindler who pretends to tap wires or otherwise intercept advance telegraphic news for betting. -- {Wire tapping}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • wire tapping — wire|tap|ping «WYR TAP ihng», noun, adjective, or wire tapping. –n. the making of a secret connection with telephone, telegraph, or their wires, to listen to conversations or record information sent over them. Wiretapping is forbidden by law in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wire tapping — getting information by secretly listening in on telephone conversations …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wire tapper — One that taps, or cuts in on, telegraph wires and intercepts messages; hence (Slang), a swindler who pretends to tap wires or otherwise intercept advance telegraphic news for betting. {Wire tapping}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wire|tap|ping — «WYR TAP ihng», noun, adjective, or wire tapping. –n. the making of a secret connection with telephone, telegraph, or their wires, to listen to conversations or record information sent over them. Wiretapping is forbidden by law in many countries… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wire — n. & v. n. 1 a metal drawn out into the form of a thread or thin flexible rod. b a piece of this. c (attrib.) made of wire. 2 a length or quantity of wire used for fencing or to carry an electric current etc. 3 esp. US colloq. a telegram or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wire — waɪə(r) n. metal strand, cord, line; string; barbed wire, wire fence; telegraph cable; telegram; telegraphic system; electronic listening device, wire tapping device v. fasten with wire; attach a wire; send a telegram; install an electronic… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tapping wire — See wire tapping …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wire-tapper — /ˈwaɪə tæpə/ (say wuyuh tapuh) noun 1. someone who illicitly taps telegraph or telephone wires to learn the nature of messages passing over them. 2. US Colloquial a swindler who professes to secure by this or some similar means advance… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Telephone tapping — Wiretap redirects here. For the radio program, see WireTap (radio program). Telephone tapping (also wire tapping or wiretapping in American English) is the monitoring of telephone and Internet conversations by a third party, often by covert means …   Wikipedia

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