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wire cutter

any of various devices designed to cut wire.
Origin of wire cutter
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Someone has been at work with a wire-cutter outside the house!

    Tales of Chinatown Sax Rohmer
  • Remember, he had no wire-cutter; nothing but his bare hands.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • The American victory was a triumph of the bomb and the rifle, and perhaps the wire-cutter should be added, over the machine-gun.

    Our Army at the Front Heywood Broun

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