Definition of wire wrapping in US English:

wire wrapping


  • 1A wrapping or covering composed of turns of wire.

  • 2Electronics. A procedure for securely connecting a wire to a pin by winding it round the pin using a tool or machine designed for the purpose; the practice of making electrical connections in this way.


Mid 19th century. From wire + wrapping.


wire wrapping

/ˌwʌɪə ˈrapɪŋ/