baling wire

noun

Definition of baling wire

  1. :  wire originally designed to bind bales of hay or straw :  haywire … were secured … by baling wire twisted through the padlock hasps. — Robert A. Caro —often used figuratively Injury-riddled Michigan State might be considered a powerhouse, except its team is being held together with chewing gum and baling wire. — Lynn Zinse

First Known Use of baling wire

1860


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