wire service

noun
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:
1940–45

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wire service
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) an agency supplying news, etc, to newspapers, radio and television stations, etc

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Main Entry:  wire service
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See news service
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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.
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