wire·​work | \ ˈwī(-ə)r-ˌwərk How to pronounce wirework (audio) \

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

Examples of wirework in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web South Boston’s foundry, a rehabbed 19th-century wireworks, originally the Alger Iron Works, specializing in cast-iron ordnance, built by inventor and metallurgist Cyrus Alger and site of the first gun ever rifled in America. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "The Most Unheralded Berry Is Coming To Your Liquor Cabinet," 28 Dec. 2018 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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“Wirework.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wirework. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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