Definition of by wire in US English:

by wire

phrase

  • By telegraph.

    • ‘We notified Hopkins by wire about the letters and then went back to Baker Street to wait.’
    • ‘For many decades into the late 20th Century, the railway relied on a daily time signal from the Dominion Observatory, sent by wire all across Canada.’
    • ‘In the near future, the 1932 edition predicted, ‘we shall receive pictures by wire, as is already being done by one or two newspapers’.’