wire·​work ˈwī(-ə)r-ˌwərk How to pronounce wirework (audio)
: a work of wires
especially : meshwork, netting, or grillwork of wire
plan the wirework for new circuitry
: walking on wires especially by acrobats

Examples of wirework in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All the wirework was really fun. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 26 Aug. 2022 For these scenes wirework was a severe challenge, because if my coordination with the crew slightly went off, the movements started to look awkward. Joan MacDonald, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 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, 28 Dec. 2018 To provide convincing simulations of zero gravity, Kubrick encouraged high-risk wirework stunts above a concrete floor. Geoffrey O’Brien, WSJ, 12 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wirework was in 1552

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“Wirework.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wirework. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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