Definition of underwire
: a wire running through the bottom edge of a brassiere to aid in support
Recent Examples of underwire from the Web
The bra band should fit below the underwire — even my mother didn't know this one!
And for those of us who just want simple comfort, there’s the Vibrant Body Company’s underwire-free bra, which is also non-toxic (if that matters to you) and gives you total freedom of movement without those restrictive slivers of metal.
Whiddon pulled the front of K.A.'s bra away from her body by the underwire and flipped it up.
Lingerie designers are readily ditching padding, ribbons, and underwire en lieu of minimal, comfortable undies that are all about the women wearing them.
What women are forced to hide about our sexuality — experience, orientation, assaults — pinches far worse than stiff underwire.
Those things are likely to cause damage to elastic, and metal or plastic underwire.
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UNDERWIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underwire for English Language Learners
: wire running through the bottom edge of a brassiere to provide support for a woman's breasts
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