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wire service

noun

Simple Definition of wire service

  • : a news organization that sends news stories to many newspapers, magazines, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wire service

  1. :  a news agency that sends out syndicated news copy to subscribers by wire or by satellite transmission

Examples of wire service in a sentence

  1. The story was reported by several wire services.



1944

First Known Use of wire service

1944


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