Wire (disambiguation)

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A wire is a strand of drawn metal used especially in electrical conductors and fencing. It may also refer to:


Note: These terms are often shortened to simply wire, wires or wired.

  • Wire, a covert listening device worn as a wire under a person's clothes
  • Wire, an informal term for a telegraph, or the act of using a telegraph
  • Wire service, a journalism-jargon term for news agency (a newswire or wire service)
  • Wire tap, police jargon for covert telephone listening device
  • Wire transfer, a method of sending money directly between banks

Types of wire[edit]


  • Wíres José de Souza, a Brazilian football (soccer) player, often referred to as simply "Wires"
  • Nicky Wire, lyricist, bassist and occasional vocalist with the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]





News sites[edit]




  • Wire TV, a 1992–1995 UK cable television channel
  • WIRE-CD, a television station at channel 40 licensed to Atlanta, Georgia


  • The Wire, a 2002–2008 HBO police drama TV series


Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Computing and telecommunications[edit]


Other uses[edit]

  • Warrington Wolves, a British rugby league team nicknamed The Wire
  • Wide Field Infrared Explorer (WIRE), a spacecraft intended to produce an infrared survey of the entire sky
  • Wire Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C.
  • Wire of Death or "the Wire", a lethal electric fence on the Dutch-Belgian border during World War I

See also[edit]