piano wire

noun

: steel wire of high tensile strength and evenness of thickness containing 0.75 to 0.85 percent carbon

Word History

Etymology

so called from its being used for the strings of pianos

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“Piano wire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piano%20wire. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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