Wiredrawing
Wiredraw Wire"draw`, v. t. [imp. {Wiredrew}; p. p. {Wiredrawn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiredrawing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form (a piece of metal) into wire, by drawing it through a hole in a plate of steel. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to draw by art or violence. [1913 Webster]

My sense has been wiredrawn into blasphemy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, also, to draw or spin out to great length and tenuity; as, to wiredraw an argument. [1913 Webster]

Such twisting, such wiredrawing, was never seen in a court of justice. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. (Steam Engine) To pass, or to draw off, (as steam) through narrow ports, or the like, thus reducing its pressure or force by friction. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Wiredraw — Wire draw , v. t. [imp. {Wiredrew}; p. p. {Wiredrawn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiredrawing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form (a piece of metal) into wire, by drawing it through a hole in a plate of steel. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to draw by art or violence.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wiredrawn — Wiredraw Wire draw , v. t. [imp. {Wiredrew}; p. p. {Wiredrawn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiredrawing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form (a piece of metal) into wire, by drawing it through a hole in a plate of steel. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to draw by art or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wiredrew — Wiredraw Wire draw , v. t. [imp. {Wiredrew}; p. p. {Wiredrawn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wiredrawing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form (a piece of metal) into wire, by drawing it through a hole in a plate of steel. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to draw by art or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wiredraw — /ˈwaɪədrɔ/ (say wuyuhdraw) verb (t) (wiredrew, wiredrawn, wiredrawing) to draw (metal) out into wire, especially by pulling forcibly through a series of holes gradually decreasing in diameter. –wiredrawer, noun –wiredrawing, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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