Definition of wire wrap in English:

wire wrap

noun

  • 1A covering or enclosure formed by turns of wire; material in the form of turns of wire; an instance of making this.

  • 2Electronics. The practice or technique of quickly and securely connecting a wire to a pin by winding it round the pin using a tool or machine designed for the purpose. Frequently attributive Compare wire wrapping. [A trademark in the United States.]

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in U.S. Patents. From wire + wrap. With sense 1 compare earlier wire-wrapped, wire wrapping.

Pronunciation

wire wrap

/ˈwʌɪə ˌrap/