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wire service

noun
1.
a business organization that gathers news, news photos, the latest stock-market prices, etc., for distribution, usually by teletypewriter, to its subscribers, especially newspapers: so called from the original transmission of news by telegraph wire.
Also called wire agency.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • The wire service would also charge a fee for service.
  • The early transmissions affected subscribers of one wire service.
  • Ask you to send money right away, through a wire service or overnight delivery.
British Dictionary definitions for wire service

wire service

noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) an agency supplying news, etc, to newspapers, radio and television stations, etc
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See news service

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