wire·work | \ˈwī(-ə)r-ˌwərk \

Definition of wirework 

1 : a work of wires especially : meshwork, netting, or grillwork of wire plan the wirework for new circuitry

2 : walking on wires especially by acrobats

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To provide convincing simulations of zero gravity, Kubrick encouraged high-risk wirework stunts above a concrete floor. Geoffrey O’brien, WSJ, "‘Space Odyssey’ and ‘Stanley Kubrick’ Review: Like Nothing Else on Earth," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of wirework

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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