Definition of wire hair in US English:

wire hair

noun

  • 1Hair that is wiry or coarse; the hair of a wire-haired dog.

  • 2A wire-haired dog or other animal.

adjective

  • Of an animal, especially a fox terrier: having wire hair.

Origin

Early 19th century. From wire + hair. Compare earlier wire-haired.

Pronunciation

wire hair

/ˈwʌɪə ˌhɛː/