Definition of wiry
- the wiry coat of the Irish terrier
- wiry stems
- the violinist … often let his tone go nasal and wiry
- —D. J. Henahan
- the wiry figure of a long-distance runner
- —Phoenix Flame
a man with long, wiry arms
She was lean and wiry from years of working out.
He has dark, wiry hair.
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: very thin but strong and muscular
: stiff like wire
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