wiredraw

verb wire·draw \ ˈwī(-ə)r-ˌdrȯ \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of wiredraw

1 : to draw or stretch forcibly : elongate
2 : to draw or spin out to great length, tenuity, or overrefinement : attenuate

wiredrawer

play \ˈwī(-ə)r-drȯ-ər, ˈwī(-ə)r-drȯr\ noun

First Known Use of wiredraw

1598

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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