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bale a large, tightly packed bundle tied together with cord or wire.
barbed wire wire with barbs. Barbed wire is used to make fences.
Berlin the capital city of Germany. Between 1945 and 1990 the city was divided into East Berlin and West Berlin. For most of that time the Berlin Wall, a concrete and wire barrier, separated East and West Berlin.
cage a box or space closed in by wire or bars, used to keep and display animals or birds. [1/4 definitions]
cord a covered wire used to supply power from an electrical outlet to an appliance such as a toaster or lamp. [1/4 definitions]
current the flow of electricity in a wire or other conductor. [1/4 definitions]
electromagnet an iron or steel core with wire wound around it. It becomes magnetic when an electric current is passed through the wire.
filament a fine thread, wire, or fiber. [2 definitions]
gauge a standard of measuring, as for the distance between railroad tracks or the thickness of wire. [1/6 definitions]
guy2 a rope or wire used to guide something or hold something in place.
hanger a frame with a hook at the top, made of wire, wood, or plastic, and shaped so that one may hang clothes over it. [1/2 definitions]
line1 a string, rope, or wire. [2/11 definitions]
mask a covering of metal bars or wire mesh used for protection of the face, especially in sports such as fencing, hockey, and American football. [1/6 definitions]
mesh any of the open spaces in a net or wire screen. [1/4 definitions]
mobile a decorative object or a work of art that is made to be suspended in the air. It is made of pieces that are connected by wire or string. A mobile moves when touched by a breeze. [1/3 definitions]
muzzle a device made of leather or wire mesh that is placed over this part of the head to keep the animal from biting, eating, or barking. [1/6 definitions]
paper clip a piece of wire bent back on itself that holds papers together.
pendulum a weight hung on a long cord, wire, or lever so that it swings back and forth. Pendulums are used to control the movements of some clocks.
piano1 a musical instrument with a keyboard and many wire strings. A piano is played by pressing keys that cause small hammers to strike the strings.
pin a small, stiff wire with a sharp point and usually a flat head. Pins are used to fasten or attach cloth, paper, or other materials. [2/6 definitions]
rope a strong cord of twisted or woven fiber, wire, or similar material. Ropes can be used to tie, pull, or lift. [1/5 definitions]