noun see wiredraw

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wiredrawer — See wiredraw. * * * …   Universalium

  • wiredrawer — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) noun Etymology: Middle English, from wire (I) + drawer : one that draws metal into wire * * * wireˈdrawer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑wire …   Useful english dictionary

  • wiredraw — wiredrawer /wuyeur draw euhr/, n. /wuyeur draw /, v.t., wiredrew, wiredrawn, wiredrawing. 1. to draw (metal) out into wire, esp. by pulling forcibly through a series of holes of gradually decreasing diameter in a succession of dies. 2. to draw… …   Universalium

  • wiredraw — v.tr. (past drew; past part. drawn) 1 draw (metal) out into wire. 2 elongate; protract unduly. 3 (esp. as wiredrawn adj.) refine or apply or press (an argument etc.) with idle or excessive subtlety. * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wire — wirable, adj. wirelike, adj. /wuyeur/, n., adj., v., wired, wiring. n. 1. a slender, stringlike piece or filament of relatively rigid or flexible metal, usually circular in section, manufactured in a great variety of diameters and metals… …   Universalium

  • wiredraw — transitive verb Date: 1598 1. to draw or stretch forcibly ; elongate 2. to draw or spin out to great length, tenuity, or overrefinement ; attenuate • wiredrawer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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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