wiredraw

verb
wire·​draw | \ ˈwī(-ə)r-ˌdrȯ How to pronounce wiredraw (audio) \
wiredrew; wiredrawing; wiredraws

Definition of wiredraw

transitive verb

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

Other Words from wiredraw

wiredrawer \ ˈwī(-​ə)r-​drȯ-​ər How to pronounce wiredrawer (audio) , ˈwī(-​ə)r-​drȯr \ noun

First Known Use of wiredraw

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wiredraw.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiredraw. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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