wirework

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wire·work

 (wīr′wûrk′)
n.
1. Something made of wire or wires.
2. Walking on a wire tightrope: acrobats skilled in wirework.
3. also wire work A technique used in film, television, or theater in which an actor is suspended from moving wires in order to aid in the performance of stunts, as when jumping, falling, or flying. In film and television, the wires are usually edited out so that they cannot be seen in the finished product.
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wirework

(ˈwaɪəˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Metallurgy) functional or decorative work made of wire
2. (Metallurgy) objects made of wire, esp netting
3. (Theatre) a special-effects technique in film or theatre in which actors are suspended from moving wires so that they appear to fly: the spectacular wirework of Chinese cinema.
4. (Film) a special-effects technique in film or theatre in which actors are suspended from moving wires so that they appear to fly: the spectacular wirework of Chinese cinema.
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wire•work

(ˈwaɪərˌwɜrk)

n.
fabrics or articles made of wire.
[1580–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wirework - mesh netting made of wires
meshwork, meshing, network, mesh, net - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
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