Definition of wire-pull

: to pull wires knows how to wire-pull and intrigue— P. L. Ford

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History and Etymology for wire-pull

back-formation from wire-puller

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“Wire-pull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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